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 8 11 36 11 174
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 7 222
1839 4 2 24 7 2 227
1840 6 3 27 32 13 246
1841 27 2 1 247
1842 2 29 26 7 266
1843 29 266
1844 2 2 29 15 6 275
1845 29 1 276
1846 1 1 29 22 7 291
1847 29 1 292
1848 29 292
1849 2 29 26 52 14 304
1850 2 31 22 12 314
1851 2 1 32 55 10 359
1852 3 2 33 18 10 367
1853 7 2 38 31 15 383
1854 1 38 4 1 3 384
1855 7 3 42 26 10 400
1856 42 13 1 5 408
1857 9 5 46 80 15 473
1858 5 1 50 257 69 661
1859 3 1 52 103 36 728
1860 5 2 55 114 29 813
1861 17 5 67 80 24 869
1862 26 9 84 131 43 957
1863 13 6 91 166 35 1088
1864 91 1 1 1088
1865 9 3 97 55 1 12 1131
1866 8 105 85 16 1200
1867 2 1 1 106 60 17 26 1234
1868 3 4 109 34 45 13 1255
1869 4 2 111 14 4 1265
1870 5 116 108 3 18 1355
1871 116 13 3 1365
1872 1 117 12 1 1376
1873 117 3 1 1378
1874 1 1 117 38 21 1395
1875 117 2 1397
1876 117 81 14 1464
1877 1 1 118 48 6 13 1499
1878 4 122 31 3 10 1520
1879 2 1 123 64 14 1570
1880 123 1 1571
1881 3 2 124 36 1 7 1600
1882 1 125 7 2 1605
1883 1 126 22 2 1625
1884 126 20 4 1641
1885 4 2 128 27 8 1660
1886 3 1 130 120 25 1755
1887 11 4 137 202 32 1925
1888 1 138 25 5 1945
1889 2 1 139 64 11 1998
1890 7 3 143 102 27 2073
1891 5 1 3 145 77 24 12 2138
1892 5 3 147 147 32 2253
1893 16 5 158 246 53 2446
1894 2 1 159 225 41 2630
1895 13 5 167 317 2 60 2887
1896 4 3 168 131 39 2979
1897 5 3 170 146 20 3105
1898 170 32 11 3126
1899 3 1 172 242 54 3314
1900 5 1 176 223 48 3489
1901 11 5 182 347 100 3736
1902 9 5 186 357 81 4012
1903 4 4 186 117 29 4100
1904 3 3 186 140 46 4194
1905 10 7 189 160 59 4295
1906 10 6 193 135 1 53 4377
1907 5 3 195 185 53 4509
1908 2 1 196 213 79 4643
1909 1 197 139 48 4734
1910 9 2 5 201 365 1 100 4999
1911 14 10 205 408 129 5278
1912 36 17 224 427 170 5535
1913 16 1 12 228 459 138 5856
1914 19 13 234 422 127 6151
1915 31 12 22 243 385 44 134 6402
1916 11 7 247 294 111 6585
1917 4 3 248 118 1 51 6652
1918 9 7 250 119 59 6712
1919 11 8 253 262 74 6900
1920 20 3 10 263 218 9 62 7056
1921 16 1 6 273 228 92 7192
1922 16 14 275 349 1 115 7426
1923 6 1 5 276 211 3 90 7547
1924 4 3 277 134 54 7627
1925 14 9 282 403 176 7854
1926 8 3 287 228 77 8005
1927 6 5 288 173 3 83 8095
1928 7 5 290 191 83 8203
1929 6 5 291 225 1 116 8312
1930 14 8 12 293 177 31 63 8426
1931 2 1 294 122 63 8485
1932 1 1 294 89 41 8533
1933 4 3 295 157 3 74 8616
1934 5 2 298 246 106 8756
1935 14 1 12 300 130 7 27 8859
1936 5 3 302 133 55 8937
1937 4 4 302 189 24 80 9046
1938 4 3 303 122 50 9118
1939 1 1 1 303 112 41 9189
1940 1 304 57 30 9216
1941 7 5 306 95 35 9276
1942 2 2 306 112 62 9326
1943 2 1 307 124 54 9396
1944 8 8 307 81 45 9432
1945 1 1 307 18 8 9442
1946 3 3 307 25 9 9458
1947 8 5 310 71 29 9500
1948 20 18 312 71 29 9542
1949 9 9 312 106 1 40 9608
1950 9 9 312 64 30 9642
1951 2 2 312 67 19 9690
1952 6 5 313 56 27 9719
1953 8 8 313 146 53 9812
1954 2 2 313 23 6 9829
1955 4 3 314 39 3 9865
1956 4 3 315 14 3 9876
1957 8 6 317 79 1 12 9943
1958 317 63 5 10001
1959 317 45 3 10043
1960 1 318 54 2 4 10093
1961 1 319 21 10114
1962 319 26 1 4 10136
1963 1 1 319 18 3 10151
1964 1 1 319 42 1 12 10181
1965 319 27 5 10203
1966 1 1 319 22 8 10217
1967 3 3 2 320 59 4 10 10266
1968 6 4 322 68 16 10318
1969 3 2 323 43 10 10351
1970 323 35 1 5 10381
1971 1 324 31 9 10403
1972 1 1 324 19 3 10419
1973 1 325 60 6 10473
1974 1 1 326 28 1 2 10499
1975 2 3 2 326 82 5 5 10576
1976 3 3 326 70 17 10629
1977 326 90 15 10704
1978 1 327 51 10 10745
1979 1 328 35 10780
1980 1 329 82 5 4 10858
1981 1 2 330 39 9 1 10896
1982 1 330 32 2 1 10927
1983 1 331 85 1 3 11009
1984 1 332 26 3 11035
1985 1 4 333 61 18 6 11090
1986 1 334 28 2 4 11114
1987 2 1 336 77 2 5 11186
1988 1 5 337 39 7 3 11222
1989 1 3 338 54 33 3 11273
1990 7 1 1 344 73 6 11340
1991 4 348 60 2 4 11396
1992 5 353 70 12 3 11463
1993 353 68 1 10 11521
1994 6 2 2 357 75 20 4 11592
1995 357 103 9 16 11679
1996 2 357 115 2 8 11786
1997 1 1 1 357 84 2 6 11864
1998 357 69 5 5 11928
1999 2 1 1 358 124 19 5 12047
2000 4 1 2 360 521 2 9 12559
2001 1 361 163 1 6 12716
2002 1 37 362 85 66 4 12797
2003 1 1 363 483 11 26 13254
2004 2 3 365 100 6 3 13351
2005 1 2 366 24 5 2 13373
2006 2 6 368 144 13 1 13516
2007 2 1 369 212 6 9 13719
2008 3 3 372 147 19 13866
2009 8 2 380 136 22 1 14001
2010 1 381 145 5 11 14135
2011 2 381 205 4 4 14336
2012 5 5 1 385 188 27 1 14523
2013 1 5 386 309 8 2 14830
2014 12 4 1 397 175 30 15005
2015 1 3 398 129 43 15134
2016 5 2 403 137 6 15271
2017 2 403 140 6 15411
2018 1 404 19 3 15430

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
404 148 456 15430 749 5130