Odonturus dentatus

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Odonturus dentatus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Buthidae
Genus: Odonturus
Species: O. dentatus
Binomial name
Odonturus dentatus
(Karsch, 1879)

The Kenyan deathstalker (Odonturus dentatus) is a small (roughly 5 centimetres or 2 inches) scorpion native to Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania in East Africa.[1] It is mainly found in warm but not too dry savannahs, where it lives under rocks, logs and other ground items. This species has the typical slender claws found in most members of the Buthidae family.


  1. ^ Jan Ove Rein. "Odonturus dentatus". The Scorpion Files. Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet. Retrieved January 26, 2011.