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 13 305
1850 2 32 22 12 315
1851 2 1 33 55 10 360
1852 3 2 34 18 10 368
1853 7 2 39 31 15 384
1854 1 39 4 1 3 385
1855 7 3 43 26 10 401
1856 43 13 1 5 409
1857 9 5 47 80 15 474
1858 5 1 51 257 69 662
1859 3 1 53 103 36 729
1860 5 2 56 114 29 814
1861 19 5 70 80 24 870
1862 26 9 87 131 43 958
1863 13 6 94 166 35 1089
1864 94 1 1 1089
1865 10 3 101 55 1 12 1132
1866 8 109 85 16 1201
1867 2 1 1 110 60 17 26 1235
1868 3 4 113 34 45 13 1256
1869 4 2 115 14 4 1266
1870 5 120 108 3 18 1356
1871 120 13 3 1366
1872 1 121 12 1 1377
1873 121 3 1 1379
1874 1 1 121 38 21 1396
1875 121 2 1398
1876 121 81 14 1465
1877 1 1 122 48 6 13 1500
1878 4 126 31 3 10 1521
1879 2 1 127 64 14 1571
1880 127 1 1572
1881 3 2 128 36 1 7 1601
1882 1 129 7 2 1606
1883 1 130 22 2 1626
1884 130 20 4 1642
1885 4 2 132 27 8 1661
1886 3 1 134 120 25 1756
1887 11 4 141 202 32 1926
1888 1 142 25 5 1946
1889 2 1 143 64 11 1999
1890 7 3 147 102 27 2074
1891 5 1 3 149 77 24 16 2135
1892 5 3 151 147 33 2249
1893 16 5 162 246 51 2444
1894 2 1 163 225 41 2628
1895 13 5 171 317 2 60 2885
1896 4 3 172 131 39 2977
1897 5 3 174 146 20 3103
1898 174 33 10 3126
1899 3 1 176 242 55 3313
1900 5 1 180 223 48 3488
1901 11 5 186 347 1 100 3735
1902 9 5 190 357 81 4011
1903 4 4 190 117 29 4099
1904 3 3 190 140 46 4193
1905 10 7 193 160 57 4296
1906 10 6 197 135 1 53 4378
1907 5 3 199 185 54 4509
1908 2 1 200 213 80 4642
1909 1 201 139 48 4733
1910 9 2 5 205 365 1 100 4998
1911 14 10 209 408 129 5277
1912 36 17 228 427 170 5534
1913 16 1 12 232 459 139 5854
1914 19 13 238 422 127 6149
1915 31 12 22 247 385 44 134 6400
1916 11 7 251 294 111 6583
1917 4 3 252 118 1 51 6650
1918 9 7 254 119 59 6710
1919 11 8 257 262 74 6898
1920 20 3 10 267 218 8 61 7055
1921 16 1 6 277 228 91 7192
1922 16 14 279 349 1 115 7426
1923 6 1 5 280 211 3 90 7547
1924 4 3 281 134 54 7627
1925 14 9 286 403 176 7854
1926 9 3 292 228 78 8004
1927 6 5 293 173 3 83 8094
1928 7 5 295 191 83 8202
1929 6 5 296 225 1 116 8311
1930 14 8 12 298 177 31 63 8425
1931 2 1 299 122 63 8484
1932 1 1 299 89 41 8532
1933 4 3 300 157 3 74 8615
1934 5 2 303 246 106 8755
1935 14 1 12 305 130 7 27 8858
1936 5 3 307 133 55 8936
1937 4 4 307 189 24 80 9045
1938 4 3 308 122 50 9117
1939 1 1 1 308 112 41 9188
1940 1 309 57 30 9215
1941 7 5 311 95 35 9275
1942 2 2 311 112 62 9325
1943 2 1 312 124 54 9395
1944 8 8 312 81 45 9431
1945 1 1 312 18 8 9441
1946 3 3 312 25 9 9457
1947 8 5 315 71 29 9499
1948 20 19 316 71 29 9541
1949 9 9 316 106 1 40 9607
1950 9 9 316 64 30 9641
1951 2 2 316 67 19 9689
1952 6 5 317 56 27 9718
1953 8 8 317 146 53 9811
1954 2 2 317 23 6 9828
1955 4 3 318 39 4 9863
1956 4 3 319 14 3 9874
1957 8 6 321 79 1 12 9941
1958 321 63 5 9999
1959 321 45 3 10041
1960 1 322 54 2 4 10091
1961 1 323 21 10112
1962 323 26 1 4 10134
1963 1 1 323 18 3 10149
1964 1 1 323 42 1 12 10179
1965 323 27 5 10201
1966 1 1 323 22 8 10215
1967 3 3 2 324 59 4 10 10264
1968 6 4 326 68 16 10316
1969 3 2 327 43 10 10349
1970 327 35 1 5 10379
1971 1 328 31 9 10401
1972 1 1 328 19 3 10417
1973 1 329 60 6 10471
1974 1 1 330 28 1 2 10497
1975 2 2 2 330 82 4 5 10574
1976 3 3 330 70 17 10627
1977 330 90 14 10703
1978 1 331 51 10 10744
1979 1 332 35 10779
1980 1 333 83 5 4 10858
1981 1 2 334 39 9 1 10896
1982 1 334 32 2 1 10927
1983 1 3 335 85 7 3 11009
1984 1 336 26 3 11035
1985 1 4 337 61 18 6 11090
1986 1 338 28 2 4 11114
1987 2 1 340 77 2 5 11186
1988 1 5 341 39 7 3 11222
1989 1 3 342 54 33 3 11273
1990 7 1 1 348 73 6 11340
1991 4 352 60 2 4 11396
1992 5 357 70 12 3 11463
1993 357 68 1 10 11521
1994 6 2 2 361 75 20 4 11592
1995 361 103 9 16 11679
1996 2 361 115 2 8 11786
1997 1 1 1 361 84 2 6 11864
1998 361 69 5 5 11928
1999 2 1 1 362 124 21 5 12047
2000 4 1 2 364 521 2 9 12559
2001 1 365 163 1 6 12716
2002 1 37 366 85 66 4 12797
2003 1 1 367 483 11 26 13254
2004 2 4 369 100 8 3 13351
2005 1 2 370 24 5 2 13373
2006 2 6 372 144 13 2 13515
2007 2 1 373 213 6 9 13719
2008 3 3 376 147 19 13866
2009 8 2 384 136 22 1 14001
2010 1 385 145 5 11 14135
2011 2 385 205 4 4 14336
2012 5 5 1 389 188 27 2 14522
2013 1 5 390 309 8 2 14829
2014 12 4 1 401 175 30 15004
2015 1 3 402 129 43 1 15132
2016 5 2 407 137 7 15269
2017 2 407 141 6 15410
2018 1 2 408 81 7 1 15490

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
408 153 457 15490 763 5136