The common dwarf mongoose is a typical mongoose: it has a large pointed head, small ears, a long tail, short limbs and long claws. The species can be distinguished from other mongooses by its size. It is much smaller than most other species in fact, it is Africa's smallest carnivorous mammal.
- Skull Length: 4.6cm
- Skull Width: 2.6cm
- Skull Height: 1.8cm
- Juvenile specimen with deciduous teeth