Crematogaster inermis

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Crematogaster inermis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Crematogastrini
Genus: Crematogaster
Species: C. inermis
Binomial name
Crematogaster inermis
Mayr, 1862

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Sharaf et al. (2019): Crematogaster inermis was originally described from Egypt and is widely distributed from the Iberian Peninsula through North Africa to the Middle East (Borowiec 2014; Guénard et al. 2017; Janicki et al. 2017). For the Arabian Peninsula, this species was only recorded from Yemen (Collingwood and van Harten 2001; Borowiec 20114). Knowing that it is widespread in the Mediterranean and Middle East and the only record for the Arabian Peninsula is from Yemen, we think that it is likely that it is also present in the KSA. Futher sampling is necessary to verify this.

Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Algeria, Egypt (type locality), Iran, Israel, Spain.

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • inermis. Crematogaster inermis Mayr, 1862: 766 (w.) EGYPT. André, 1883b: 395 (q.); Santschi, 1937e: 296 (q.); Santschi, 1938a: 38 (m.). Combination in C. (Crematogaster): Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 840; in C. (Acrocoelia): Emery, 1922e: 143; in C. (Crematogaster): Bolton, 1995b: 166. Current subspecies: nominal plus aphrodite, armatula, lucida.