~ The name of the species is 'Tyrannomyrmex alii'.
~ It was found in Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala.
~ It has been named after eminent myrmecologist Musthak Ali, who is regarded as India's 'ant man'.
~ It was discovered from Vallakadavu range of Western Ghats.
~ Tyrannomyrmex is a rare myrmicine (subfamily of ants).
Periyar Tiger Reserve
~ It is a protected area near Thekkady in the districts of Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, India.
~ It is also an elephant reserve.
~ It is located high in the Cardamom Hills and Pandalam Hills.
~ The Periyar and Pamba Rivers originate in the forests of the reserve.