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 8 11 36 12 174
1805 11 174
1806 11 174
1807 2 13 2 1 175
1808 13 2 1 176
1809 13 1 177
1810 13 177
1811 13 177
1812 13 177
1813 13 177
1814 13 177
1815 13 177
1816 13 177
1817 13 2 1 178
1818 1 1 13 178
1819 13 2 1 179
1820 1 14 179
1821 14 179
1822 14 6 179
1823 14 179
1824 14 6 2 183
1825 14 14 7 190
1826 14 190
1827 14 190
1828 14 190
1829 1 15 1 2 1 190
1830 15 1 190
1831 5 20 6 3 193
1832 1 1 20 3 2 194
1833 1 21 6 4 196
1834 21 6 5 197
1835 21 5 2 200
1836 21 16 2 214
1837 21 2 1 216
1838 1 22 13 6 223
1839 4 2 24 7 2 228
1840 6 3 27 32 13 247
1841 27 2 1 248
1842 2 29 26 7 267
1843 29 267
1844 2 2 29 15 6 276
1845 29 1 277
1846 1 1 29 22 7 292
1847 29 1 293
1848 29 293
1849 2 29 26 51 12 307
1850 2 31 22 12 317
1851 2 1 32 55 10 362
1852 3 2 33 18 9 371
1853 7 2 38 31 15 387
1854 1 38 4 1 3 388
1855 7 3 42 26 10 404
1856 42 13 1 5 412
1857 9 5 46 80 15 477
1858 5 1 50 257 69 665
1859 3 1 52 102 36 731
1860 5 2 55 114 29 816
1861 19 5 69 79 24 871
1862 26 10 85 131 43 959
1863 13 6 92 166 33 1092
1864 92 1 1 1092
1865 10 3 99 55 1 12 1135
1866 8 107 85 16 1204
1867 2 1 1 108 60 17 26 1238
1868 3 4 111 34 45 13 1259
1869 4 2 113 14 4 1269
1870 5 118 108 3 20 1357
1871 118 15 5 1367
1872 1 119 12 1 1378
1873 119 3 1 1380
1874 1 1 119 36 19 1397
1875 119 2 1399
1876 119 81 14 1466
1877 1 1 120 48 6 13 1501
1878 4 124 31 3 10 1522
1879 2 1 125 64 14 1572
1880 125 1 1573
1881 3 2 126 36 1 7 1602
1882 1 127 7 2 1607
1883 1 128 22 2 1627
1884 128 20 4 1643
1885 4 2 130 27 8 1662
1886 3 1 132 121 24 1759
1887 11 4 139 202 31 1930
1888 1 140 25 5 1950
1889 2 1 141 64 11 2003
1890 7 3 145 102 27 2078
1891 5 1 3 147 77 24 17 2138
1892 5 3 149 147 33 2252
1893 16 5 160 247 55 2444
1894 2 1 161 225 41 2628
1895 13 5 169 317 2 62 2883
1896 4 3 170 131 39 2975
1897 5 3 172 146 21 3100
1898 172 33 10 3123
1899 3 1 174 242 56 3309
1900 5 1 178 223 52 3480
1901 11 5 184 348 1 102 3726
1902 9 5 188 358 86 3998
1903 4 4 188 117 29 4086
1904 3 3 188 140 48 4178
1905 10 7 191 160 59 4279
1906 10 6 195 135 1 53 4361
1907 5 3 197 185 58 4488
1908 2 1 198 213 82 4619
1909 1 199 139 50 4708
1910 9 2 5 203 365 1 101 4972
1911 14 10 207 409 129 5252
1912 36 19 224 427 177 5502
1913 16 1 12 228 459 143 5818
1914 19 12 235 422 129 6111
1915 31 12 22 244 386 44 139 6358
1916 11 7 248 294 115 6537
1917 4 3 249 118 1 51 6604
1918 9 7 251 119 60 6663
1919 11 8 254 262 76 6849
1920 20 2 11 263 218 8 70 6997
1921 16 1 6 273 228 93 7132
1922 16 14 275 349 1 122 7359
1923 6 1 5 276 211 3 97 7473
1924 4 3 277 135 56 7552
1925 14 9 282 403 175 7780
1926 9 3 288 230 81 7929
1927 6 5 289 173 3 83 8019
1928 7 5 291 190 84 8125
1929 6 5 292 225 1 115 8235
1930 14 8 13 293 178 31 65 8348
1931 2 1 294 122 63 8407
1932 1 1 294 89 41 8455
1933 4 3 295 157 3 76 8536
1934 5 2 298 246 109 8673
1935 14 1 12 300 132 7 27 8778
1936 5 3 302 134 59 8853
1937 4 4 302 191 24 84 8960
1938 4 3 303 122 52 9030
1939 1 1 1 303 112 43 9099
1940 1 304 56 30 9125
1941 7 5 306 95 35 9185
1942 2 2 306 112 63 9234
1943 2 1 307 124 54 9304
1944 8 8 307 82 45 9341
1945 1 1 307 18 8 9351
1946 3 3 307 25 10 9366
1947 8 5 310 71 30 9407
1948 20 19 311 71 29 9449
1949 9 9 311 106 1 40 9515
1950 9 9 311 64 30 9549
1951 2 2 311 68 19 9598
1952 6 5 312 56 27 9627
1953 8 8 312 146 53 9720
1954 2 2 312 23 7 9736
1955 4 4 312 39 4 9771
1956 4 3 313 14 3 9782
1957 8 6 315 79 1 21 9840
1958 315 63 5 9898
1959 315 45 3 9940
1960 1 316 54 2 5 9989
1961 1 317 21 10010
1962 317 26 1 4 10032
1963 1 1 317 18 3 10047
1964 1 1 317 42 1 12 10077
1965 317 27 5 10099
1966 1 1 317 22 7 10114
1967 3 3 3 317 59 4 9 10164
1968 6 4 319 68 16 10216
1969 3 2 320 43 12 10247
1970 320 35 1 5 10277
1971 1 321 31 8 10300
1972 1 1 321 19 3 10316
1973 1 322 60 6 10370
1974 1 1 323 28 1 2 10396
1975 2 2 2 323 82 4 5 10473
1976 3 3 323 70 17 10526
1977 323 90 15 10601
1978 1 324 51 11 10641
1979 1 325 35 10676
1980 1 326 83 5 4 10755
1981 1 2 327 39 9 1 10793
1982 1 327 32 2 1 10824
1983 1 3 328 85 7 3 10906
1984 1 329 26 3 10932
1985 1 4 330 61 18 6 10987
1986 1 331 28 2 4 11011
1987 2 1 333 77 2 5 11083
1988 1 5 334 39 7 2 11120
1989 1 3 335 54 33 4 11170
1990 7 1 1 341 73 6 11237
1991 4 345 61 2 4 11294
1992 5 350 69 12 5 11358
1993 350 68 1 10 11416
1994 6 2 2 354 75 19 4 11487
1995 354 103 9 15 11575
1996 2 354 115 2 15 11675
1997 1 1 1 354 85 2 6 11754
1998 354 69 5 5 11818
1999 2 2 1 355 124 22 5 11937
2000 4 1 2 357 521 2 10 12448
2001 1 358 163 1 6 12605
2002 1 37 359 85 65 4 12686
2003 1 1 360 483 11 37 13132
2004 2 4 362 100 8 3 13229
2005 1 2 363 24 5 2 13251
2006 2 6 365 145 13 2 13394
2007 2 1 366 213 6 10 13597
2008 3 3 369 147 19 3 13741
2009 8 2 377 136 22 2 13875
2010 1 378 145 5 12 14008
2011 2 378 206 4 5 14209
2012 5 5 1 382 188 27 2 14395
2013 1 5 383 310 8 3 14702
2014 12 4 1 394 175 30 14877
2015 1 3 395 129 43 1 15005
2016 5 2 400 140 7 15145
2017 2 400 143 6 1 15287
2018 1 2 401 119 8 4 15402
2019 2 1 403 150 9 15552
2020 1 7 404 218 26 15770
2021 1 2 405 160 7 15930
2022 1 1 406 15930

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
406 164 463 15930 804 5284