No common name known.
Africa (Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania).
No data have been found, but it is assumed that this
species occupies semi-arid areas like savannahs,
scrublands etc. It has a somewhat costal distribution in
Eastern Africa, and occupy areas with some humidity (observations
in captivity also indicate that this species need moderate humidity).
It can be found under objects on the
ground (like stones, logs etc.). (More
No data have been found, but as a medium large
buthid, this species should be handled with care. (More data wanted!)
Lourenco, W. R. 1998. Phylogenetic position and
geographical distribution of the genus Odontorus
Karsch 1879 (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Biogeographica,
74(1), pp. 41-46.
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Another picture in the gallery (Picture by Jeff Dawson (C))
This spcies is related to Babycurus, and might
resemble some of the species in this genus. The genera
can be separated in that they differ conspicuously in leg
spination (tibial spur present in both legs III-IV in Odonturus,
only in leg IV in Babycurus). Also the
subaculear tubercle is very large and spinoid in Odonturus,
but small to obsolete in Babycurus.
This species is common in pet collections.
Odontorus dentatus photo by
Jay Stotzky (C).
Part of the information on this page have been supplied
by Dr. Rolando Teruel.