Summary of Taxa Described for Year

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These charts show the number of genera and species (both extant and fossil) described each year.

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These charts show the accumulation of genera and species (both extant and fossil) over time.

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This table shows the number of genera and species described each year. The 'Accumulated' columns show the number of valid taxa based on our current taxonomic understanding.

Year Genera Described Fossil Genera Described Genera Made Invalid Accumulated Valid Genera Species/Subspecies Described Fossil Species/Subspecies Described Species/Subspecies Made Invalid Accumulated Valid Species/Subspecies
1758 1 1 16 16
1759 1 16
1760 1 16
1761 1 1 17
1762 1 17
1763 1 3 1 19
1764 1 1 20
1765 1 20
1766 1 20
1767 1 1 21
1768 1 21
1769 1 21
1770 1 21
1771 1 1 22
1772 1 22
1773 1 8 5 25
1774 1 25
1775 1 21 4 42
1776 1 42
1777 1 42
1778 1 1 43
1779 1 43
1780 1 43
1781 1 43
1782 1 7 1 49
1783 1 1 50
1784 1 50
1785 1 3 2 51
1786 1 51
1787 1 9 1 59
1788 1 59
1789 1 3 2 60
1790 1 6 66
1791 1 8 5 69
1792 1 12 2 79
1793 1 2 19 3 95
1794 2 95
1795 2 95
1796 2 95
1797 2 95
1798 2 30 9 116
1799 2 116
1800 2 116
1801 2 116
1802 1 3 41 7 150
1803 1 1 3 150
1804 9 12 36 11 175
1805 12 175
1806 12 175
1807 2 14 2 1 176
1808 14 2 1 177
1809 14 1 178
1810 14 178
1811 14 178
1812 14 178
1813 14 178
1814 14 178
1815 14 178
1816 14 178
1817 14 2 1 179
1818 1 1 14 179
1819 14 2 1 180
1820 1 15 180
1821 15 180
1822 15 6 180
1823 15 180
1824 15 6 2 184
1825 15 14 7 191
1826 15 191
1827 15 191
1828 15 191
1829 1 16 1 2 1 191
1830 16 1 191
1831 5 21 6 3 194
1832 1 1 21 3 2 195
1833 1 22 6 4 197
1834 22 6 5 198
1835 22 5 2 201
1836 22 16 2 215
1837 22 2 1 217
1838 1 23 13 7 223
1839 4 2 25 7 2 228
1840 6 3 28 32 13 247
1841 28 2 1 248
1842 2 30 26 7 267
1843 30 267
1844 2 2 30 15 6 276
1845 30 1 277
1846 1 1 30 22 7 292
1847 30 1 293
1848 30 293
1849 2 30 26 51 12 307
1850 2 32 22 12 317
1851 2 1 33 55 10 362
1852 3 2 34 18 9 371
1853 7 2 39 31 15 387
1854 1 39 4 1 3 388
1855 7 3 43 26 10 404
1856 43 13 1 5 412
1857 9 5 47 80 15 477
1858 5 1 51 257 69 665
1859 3 1 53 102 36 731
1860 5 2 56 114 29 816
1861 19 5 70 79 24 871
1862 26 9 87 131 43 959
1863 13 6 94 166 33 1092
1864 94 1 1 1092
1865 10 3 101 55 1 12 1135
1866 8 109 85 16 1204
1867 2 1 1 110 60 17 26 1238
1868 3 4 113 34 45 13 1259
1869 4 2 115 14 4 1269
1870 5 120 108 3 20 1357
1871 120 15 5 1367
1872 1 121 12 1 1378
1873 121 3 1 1380
1874 1 1 121 36 19 1397
1875 121 2 1399
1876 121 81 14 1466
1877 1 1 122 48 6 13 1501
1878 4 126 31 3 10 1522
1879 2 1 127 64 14 1572
1880 127 1 1573
1881 3 2 128 36 1 7 1602
1882 1 129 7 2 1607
1883 1 130 22 2 1627
1884 130 20 4 1643
1885 4 2 132 27 8 1662
1886 3 1 134 121 25 1758
1887 11 4 141 202 31 1929
1888 1 142 25 5 1949
1889 2 1 143 64 11 2002
1890 7 3 147 102 27 2077
1891 5 1 3 149 77 24 17 2137
1892 5 3 151 147 33 2251
1893 16 5 162 247 54 2444
1894 2 1 163 225 41 2628
1895 13 5 171 317 2 62 2883
1896 4 3 172 131 39 2975
1897 5 3 174 146 21 3100
1898 174 33 10 3123
1899 3 1 176 242 55 3310
1900 5 1 180 223 52 3481
1901 11 5 186 348 1 101 3728
1902 9 5 190 358 83 4003
1903 4 4 190 117 29 4091
1904 3 3 190 140 48 4183
1905 10 7 193 160 59 4284
1906 10 6 197 135 1 55 4364
1907 5 3 199 185 56 4493
1908 2 1 200 213 82 4624
1909 1 201 139 50 4713
1910 9 2 5 205 365 1 100 4978
1911 14 10 209 409 129 5258
1912 36 17 228 427 177 5508
1913 16 1 12 232 459 141 5826
1914 19 12 239 422 129 6119
1915 31 12 22 248 386 44 136 6369
1916 11 7 252 294 114 6549
1917 4 3 253 118 1 51 6616
1918 9 7 255 119 60 6675
1919 11 8 258 262 76 6861
1920 20 2 10 268 218 8 70 7009
1921 16 1 6 278 228 93 7144
1922 16 14 280 349 1 121 7372
1923 6 1 5 281 211 3 97 7486
1924 4 3 282 135 56 7565
1925 14 9 287 403 173 7795
1926 9 3 293 229 80 7944
1927 6 5 294 173 3 83 8034
1928 7 5 296 190 84 8140
1929 6 5 297 225 1 114 8251
1930 14 8 12 299 178 31 64 8365
1931 2 1 300 122 63 8424
1932 1 1 300 89 41 8472
1933 4 3 301 157 3 76 8553
1934 5 2 304 246 108 8691
1935 14 1 12 306 132 7 28 8795
1936 5 3 308 134 57 8872
1937 4 4 308 191 24 82 8981
1938 4 3 309 122 50 9053
1939 1 1 1 309 112 43 9122
1940 1 310 56 30 9148
1941 7 5 312 95 35 9208
1942 2 2 312 112 63 9257
1943 2 1 313 124 54 9327
1944 8 8 313 82 45 9364
1945 1 1 313 18 8 9374
1946 3 3 313 25 10 9389
1947 8 5 316 71 29 9431
1948 20 19 317 71 29 9473
1949 9 9 317 106 1 40 9539
1950 9 9 317 64 30 9573
1951 2 2 317 68 19 9622
1952 6 5 318 56 27 9651
1953 8 8 318 146 53 9744
1954 2 2 318 23 6 9761
1955 4 3 319 39 4 9796
1956 4 3 320 14 3 9807
1957 8 6 322 79 1 12 9874
1958 322 63 5 9932
1959 322 45 3 9974
1960 1 323 54 2 5 10023
1961 1 324 21 10044
1962 324 26 1 4 10066
1963 1 1 324 18 3 10081
1964 1 1 324 42 1 12 10111
1965 324 27 5 10133
1966 1 1 324 22 8 10147
1967 3 3 2 325 59 4 9 10197
1968 6 4 327 68 16 10249
1969 3 2 328 43 12 10280
1970 328 35 1 5 10310
1971 1 329 31 8 10333
1972 1 1 329 19 3 10349
1973 1 330 60 6 10403
1974 1 1 331 28 1 2 10429
1975 2 2 2 331 82 4 5 10506
1976 3 3 331 70 17 10559
1977 331 90 15 10634
1978 1 332 51 11 10674
1979 1 333 35 10709
1980 1 334 83 5 4 10788
1981 1 2 335 39 9 1 10826
1982 1 335 32 2 1 10857
1983 1 3 336 85 7 3 10939
1984 1 337 26 3 10965
1985 1 4 338 61 18 6 11020
1986 1 339 28 2 4 11044
1987 2 1 341 77 2 5 11116
1988 1 5 342 39 7 2 11153
1989 1 3 343 54 33 4 11203
1990 7 2 1 349 73 1 6 11270
1991 4 353 61 2 4 11327
1992 5 358 69 12 5 11391
1993 358 68 1 10 11449
1994 6 2 2 362 75 19 4 11520
1995 362 103 9 15 11608
1996 2 362 115 2 15 11708
1997 1 1 1 362 85 2 6 11787
1998 362 69 5 5 11851
1999 2 2 1 363 124 22 5 11970
2000 4 1 2 365 521 2 10 12481
2001 1 366 163 1 6 12638
2002 1 37 367 85 65 4 12719
2003 1 1 368 483 11 37 13165
2004 2 4 370 100 8 3 13262
2005 1 2 371 24 5 2 13284
2006 2 6 373 145 13 2 13427
2007 2 1 374 213 6 10 13630
2008 3 3 377 147 19 13777
2009 8 2 385 136 22 1 13912
2010 1 386 145 5 12 14045
2011 2 386 206 4 5 14246
2012 5 5 1 390 188 27 2 14432
2013 1 5 391 310 8 2 14740
2014 12 4 1 402 175 30 14915
2015 1 3 403 129 43 1 15043
2016 5 2 408 140 7 15183
2017 2 408 143 6 15326
2018 1 2 409 119 8 2 15443
2019 2 1 411 150 9 15593
2020 1 7 412 218 26 15811
2021 412 48 1 15859

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
412 162 456 15859 799 5242