Sharaf et al. (2019): This species was originally described from Egypt and can be found in most most countries of North Africa but also in Sudan and Kenya (Guénard et al. 2017; Janicki et al. 2017). For the Arabian Peninsula, it was recorded from the KSA, Oman, the UAE, and Yemen (Borowiec 2014; Collingwood 1985, Collingwood and Agosti 1996; Collingwood et al. 2011; Sharaf et al. 2018).
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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.
- aegyptiaca. Crematogaster aegyptiaca Mayr, 1862: 765 (w.) EGYPT. Combination in C. (Crematogaster): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 828; in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 144; in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166. Current subspecies: nominal plus pharaonis, robusta, turkanensis.
Sharaf et al. (2019): As for Crematogaster acaciae (and many other taxa), the taxonomic condition of this species is relatively unclear due to the absence of any revisions in the regions in question, and we cannot predict the taxonomic status of C. aegyptiaca and its subspecies after being revised. However, based on our experience with this species, it is readily identiﬁable and we are very conﬁdent of the Arabian material being genuine C. aegyptiaca.
- Emery, C. 1922c. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Myrmicinae. [part]. Genera Insectorum 174B: 95-206 (page 144, Combination in C. (Acrocoelia))
- Mayr, G. 1862. Myrmecologische Studien. Verh. K-K. Zool.-Bot. Ges. Wien 12: 649-776 (page 765, worker described)
- Sharaf, M.R., Aldawood, A.S., Hita Garcia, F. 2019. Review of the Arabian Crematogaster Lund (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), synoptic list, distribution, and description of two new species from Oman and Saudi Arabia. ZooKeys 898: 27–81 (doi:10.3897/zookeys.898.37531).
- Wheeler, W. M. 1922j. Ants of the American Museum Congo expedition. A contribution to the myrmecology of Africa. VIII. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 45: 711-1004 (page 828, Combination in C. (Crematogaster))