only obvious close relative is the circum-Mediterranean Crematogaster (Orthocrema) sordidula.
The other sub-saharan Africa species all have little or no erect
TL ca 2.7 mm, HL 0.62, HW 0.57, SL 0.65, PW 0.35; CI 91,
SI 107. Cr. sordidula marocana
type TL ca. 2.8 mm, HL 0.60, HW 0.54, SL 0.47, PW 0.35; CI 92, SI 89.
Head sub-square with rounded occipital corners;
propodeal spines long and slender; postpetiole entire and slightly
narrower in dorsal view than the petiole; abundant quite long, fine,
erect pilosity on all surfaces, including the scapes; colour dark brown
with mandibles, legs, apex of scapes and funiculi lighter orange -brown.