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 6 68
1792 1 12 2 78
1793 1 2 19 3 94
1794 2 94
1795 2 94
1796 2 94
1797 2 94
1798 2 30 9 115
1799 2 115
1800 2 115
1801 2 115
1802 1 3 41 7 149
1803 1 1 3 149
1804 9 12 36 11 174
1805 12 174
1806 12 174
1807 2 14 2 1 175
1808 14 2 1 176
1809 14 1 177
1810 14 177
1811 14 177
1812 14 177
1813 14 177
1814 14 177
1815 14 177
1816 14 177
1817 14 2 1 178
1818 1 1 14 178
1819 14 2 1 179
1820 1 15 179
1821 15 179
1822 15 6 179
1823 15 179
1824 15 6 2 183
1825 15 14 7 190
1826 15 190
1827 15 190
1828 15 190
1829 1 16 1 2 1 190
1830 16 1 190
1831 5 21 6 3 193
1832 1 1 21 3 2 194
1833 1 22 6 4 196
1834 22 6 5 197
1835 22 5 2 200
1836 22 16 2 214
1837 22 2 1 216
1838 1 23 13 7 222
1839 4 2 25 7 2 227
1840 6 3 28 32 13 246
1841 28 2 1 247
1842 2 30 26 7 266
1843 30 266
1844 2 2 30 15 6 275
1845 30 1 276
1846 1 1 30 22 7 291
1847 30 1 292
1848 30 292
1849 2 30 26 52 12 306
1850 2 32 22 12 316
1851 2 1 33 55 10 361
1852 3 2 34 18 10 369
1853 7 2 39 31 15 385
1854 1 39 4 1 3 386
1855 7 3 43 26 10 402
1856 43 13 1 5 410
1857 9 5 47 80 15 475
1858 5 1 51 257 69 663
1859 3 1 53 103 36 730
1860 5 2 56 114 29 815
1861 19 5 70 80 24 871
1862 26 9 87 131 43 959
1863 13 6 94 166 34 1091
1864 94 1 1 1091
1865 10 3 101 55 1 12 1134
1866 8 109 85 16 1203
1867 2 1 1 110 60 17 26 1237
1868 3 4 113 34 45 13 1258
1869 4 2 115 14 4 1268
1870 5 120 108 3 19 1357
1871 120 13 3 1367
1872 1 121 12 1 1378
1873 121 3 1 1380
1874 1 1 121 38 21 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 1 134 120 25 1757
1887 11 4 141 202 31 1928
1888 1 142 25 5 1948
1889 2 1 143 64 11 2001
1890 7 3 147 102 27 2076
1891 5 1 3 149 77 24 16 2137
1892 5 3 151 147 33 2251
1893 16 5 162 246 54 2443
1894 2 1 163 225 41 2627
1895 13 5 171 317 2 60 2884
1896 4 3 172 131 39 2976
1897 5 3 174 146 20 3102
1898 174 33 10 3125
1899 3 1 176 242 55 3312
1900 5 1 180 223 48 3487
1901 11 5 186 347 1 100 3734
1902 9 5 190 357 82 4009
1903 4 4 190 117 29 4097
1904 3 3 190 140 47 4190
1905 10 7 193 160 57 4293
1906 10 6 197 135 1 56 4372
1907 5 3 199 185 56 4501
1908 2 1 200 213 82 4632
1909 1 201 139 48 4723
1910 9 2 5 205 365 1 99 4989
1911 14 10 209 408 129 5268
1912 36 17 228 427 174 5521
1913 16 1 12 232 459 140 5840
1914 19 12 239 422 128 6134
1915 31 12 22 248 385 44 135 6384
1916 11 7 252 294 113 6565
1917 4 3 253 118 1 51 6632
1918 9 7 255 119 59 6692
1919 11 8 258 262 74 6880
1920 20 3 10 268 218 8 63 7035
1921 16 1 6 278 228 92 7171
1922 16 14 280 349 1 116 7404
1923 6 1 5 281 211 3 97 7518
1924 4 3 282 134 54 7598
1925 14 9 287 403 175 7826
1926 9 3 293 228 80 7974
1927 6 5 294 173 3 82 8065
1928 7 5 296 191 83 8173
1929 6 5 297 225 1 116 8282
1930 14 8 12 299 177 31 63 8396
1931 2 1 300 122 63 8455
1932 1 1 300 89 41 8503
1933 4 3 301 157 3 75 8585
1934 5 2 304 246 107 8724
1935 14 1 12 306 130 7 26 8828
1936 5 3 308 133 56 8905
1937 4 4 308 189 24 81 9013
1938 4 3 309 122 50 9085
1939 1 1 1 309 112 42 9155
1940 1 310 57 30 9182
1941 7 5 312 95 35 9242
1942 2 2 312 112 63 9291
1943 2 1 313 124 54 9361
1944 8 8 313 81 45 9397
1945 1 1 313 18 8 9407
1946 3 3 313 25 9 9423
1947 8 5 316 71 29 9465
1948 20 19 317 71 29 9507
1949 9 9 317 106 1 40 9573
1950 9 9 317 64 30 9607
1951 2 2 317 67 19 9655
1952 6 5 318 56 27 9684
1953 8 8 318 146 53 9777
1954 2 2 318 23 6 9794
1955 4 3 319 39 4 9829
1956 4 3 320 14 3 9840
1957 8 6 322 79 1 12 9907
1958 322 63 5 9965
1959 322 45 3 10007
1960 1 323 54 2 5 10056
1961 1 324 21 10077
1962 324 26 1 4 10099
1963 1 1 324 18 3 10114
1964 1 1 324 42 1 12 10144
1965 324 27 5 10166
1966 1 1 324 22 8 10180
1967 3 3 2 325 59 4 10 10229
1968 6 4 327 68 16 10281
1969 3 2 328 43 12 10312
1970 328 35 1 5 10342
1971 1 329 31 8 10365
1972 1 1 329 19 3 10381
1973 1 330 60 6 10435
1974 1 1 331 28 1 2 10461
1975 2 2 2 331 82 4 5 10538
1976 3 3 331 70 17 10591
1977 331 90 14 10667
1978 1 332 51 11 10707
1979 1 333 35 10742
1980 1 334 83 5 4 10821
1981 1 2 335 39 9 1 10859
1982 1 335 32 2 1 10890
1983 1 3 336 85 7 3 10972
1984 1 337 26 3 10998
1985 1 4 338 61 18 6 11053
1986 1 339 28 2 4 11077
1987 2 1 341 77 2 5 11149
1988 1 5 342 39 7 3 11185
1989 1 3 343 54 33 4 11235
1990 7 1 1 349 73 6 11302
1991 4 353 61 2 4 11359
1992 5 358 69 12 3 11425
1993 358 68 1 10 11483
1994 6 2 2 362 75 20 4 11554
1995 362 103 9 16 11641
1996 2 362 115 2 8 11748
1997 1 1 1 362 84 2 6 11826
1998 362 69 5 5 11890
1999 2 2 1 363 124 22 5 12009
2000 4 1 2 365 521 2 9 12521
2001 1 366 163 1 6 12678
2002 1 37 367 85 65 4 12759
2003 1 1 368 483 11 37 13205
2004 2 4 370 100 8 3 13302
2005 1 2 371 24 5 2 13324
2006 2 6 373 145 13 2 13467
2007 2 1 374 213 6 10 13670
2008 3 3 377 147 19 13817
2009 8 2 385 136 22 1 13952
2010 1 386 145 5 12 14085
2011 2 386 206 4 4 14287
2012 5 5 1 390 188 27 2 14473
2013 1 5 391 310 8 2 14781
2014 12 4 1 402 175 30 14956
2015 1 3 403 129 43 1 15084
2016 5 2 408 139 7 15223
2017 2 408 143 6 15366
2018 1 2 409 114 8 1 15479
2019 2 1 411 146 9 15625
2020 4 411 46 5 15671

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
411 159 456 15671 778 5187