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 8 116
1799 2 116
1800 2 116
1801 2 116
1802 1 3 41 7 150
1803 1 1 3 150
1804 8 11 36 11 175
1805 11 175
1806 11 175
1807 2 13 2 1 176
1808 13 2 1 177
1809 13 1 178
1810 13 178
1811 13 178
1812 13 178
1813 13 178
1814 13 178
1815 13 178
1816 13 178
1817 13 2 1 179
1818 1 1 13 179
1819 13 2 1 180
1820 1 14 180
1821 14 180
1822 14 6 180
1823 14 180
1824 14 6 2 184
1825 14 14 7 191
1826 14 191
1827 14 191
1828 14 191
1829 1 15 1 2 1 191
1830 15 1 191
1831 5 20 6 3 194
1832 1 1 20 3 2 195
1833 1 21 6 4 197
1834 21 6 5 198
1835 21 5 2 201
1836 21 16 2 215
1837 21 2 1 217
1838 1 22 13 7 223
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 52 13 306
1850 2 31 22 12 316
1851 2 1 32 55 10 361
1852 3 2 33 18 10 369
1853 7 2 38 31 15 385
1854 1 38 4 1 3 386
1855 7 3 42 26 10 402
1856 42 13 1 5 410
1857 9 5 46 80 15 475
1858 5 1 50 257 69 663
1859 3 1 52 103 36 730
1860 5 2 55 114 29 815
1861 17 5 67 80 24 871
1862 26 9 84 131 43 959
1863 13 6 91 166 35 1090
1864 91 1 1 1090
1865 9 3 97 55 1 12 1133
1866 8 105 85 16 1202
1867 2 1 1 106 60 17 25 1237
1868 3 4 109 34 45 13 1258
1869 4 2 111 14 4 1268
1870 5 116 108 3 19 1357
1871 116 13 3 1367
1872 1 117 12 1 1378
1873 117 1 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 7 1661
1886 3 1 130 120 25 1756
1887 11 4 137 202 31 1927
1888 1 138 25 5 1947
1889 2 1 139 64 11 2000
1890 7 3 143 102 27 2075
1891 5 1 3 145 77 24 12 2140
1892 5 3 147 147 32 2255
1893 16 5 158 246 53 2448
1894 2 1 159 225 41 2632
1895 13 5 167 317 2 60 2889
1896 4 3 168 131 38 2982
1897 5 3 170 146 20 3108
1898 170 33 11 3130
1899 3 1 172 242 56 3316
1900 5 1 176 224 48 3492
1901 11 5 182 347 100 3739
1902 9 5 186 358 80 4017
1903 4 4 186 117 29 4105
1904 3 3 186 140 46 4199
1905 9 6 189 160 57 4302
1906 10 6 193 134 1 52 4384
1907 5 3 195 185 54 4515
1908 2 1 196 213 80 4648
1909 1 197 139 47 4740
1910 9 2 5 201 365 1 99 5006
1911 14 10 205 408 128 5286
1912 36 17 224 427 167 5546
1913 16 1 12 228 459 138 5867
1914 19 13 234 422 126 6163
1915 31 12 22 243 385 44 131 6417
1916 11 7 247 294 110 6601
1917 4 3 248 118 1 51 6668
1918 9 7 250 119 58 6729
1919 11 8 253 262 69 6922
1920 20 3 10 263 218 9 61 7079
1921 16 1 6 273 228 92 7215
1922 16 14 275 349 1 115 7449
1923 6 1 5 276 211 3 90 7570
1924 4 3 277 134 54 7650
1925 14 9 282 402 170 7882
1926 8 3 287 229 77 8034
1927 6 5 288 173 3 83 8124
1928 7 5 290 191 82 8233
1929 6 5 291 225 1 116 8342
1930 14 8 12 293 177 31 62 8457
1931 2 1 294 120 63 8514
1932 1 1 294 89 40 8563
1933 4 3 295 157 3 74 8646
1934 5 2 298 246 103 8789
1935 14 1 12 300 129 7 28 8890
1936 5 3 302 133 54 8969
1937 4 4 302 188 24 76 9081
1938 4 3 303 122 48 9155
1939 1 1 1 303 112 41 9226
1940 1 304 57 30 9253
1941 7 5 306 94 34 9313
1942 2 2 306 112 62 9363
1943 2 1 307 124 54 9433
1944 8 8 307 81 45 9469
1945 1 1 307 18 8 9479
1946 3 3 307 25 9 9495
1947 8 5 310 71 27 9539
1948 20 18 312 71 29 9581
1949 9 9 312 106 1 41 9646
1950 9 9 312 63 30 9679
1951 2 2 312 60 19 9720
1952 6 5 313 56 28 9748
1953 8 8 313 146 53 9841
1954 2 2 313 23 6 9858
1955 4 3 314 39 3 9894
1956 4 3 315 14 3 9905
1957 8 6 317 79 1 12 9972
1958 317 63 5 10030
1959 317 45 3 10072
1960 1 318 54 2 4 10122
1961 1 319 21 10143
1962 319 26 1 4 10165
1963 1 1 319 18 3 10180
1964 1 1 319 42 1 12 10210
1965 319 27 5 10232
1966 1 1 319 21 8 10245
1967 3 3 2 320 59 4 10 10294
1968 6 4 322 68 9 10353
1969 3 2 323 43 10 10386
1970 323 34 1 5 10415
1971 1 324 31 9 10437
1972 1 1 324 19 3 10453
1973 1 325 60 6 10507
1974 1 1 326 28 1 2 10533
1975 2 3 2 326 82 5 5 10610
1976 3 3 326 70 17 10663
1977 326 90 15 10738
1978 1 327 51 10 10779
1979 1 328 35 10814
1980 1 329 82 5 4 10892
1981 1 2 330 39 9 1 10930
1982 1 330 32 2 1 10961
1983 1 331 85 1 3 11043
1984 1 332 26 3 11069
1985 1 4 333 61 18 6 11124
1986 1 334 28 2 4 11148
1987 2 1 336 77 2 5 11220
1988 1 5 337 39 7 3 11256
1989 1 3 338 54 33 3 11307
1990 7 1 1 344 73 6 11374
1991 4 348 60 2 4 11430
1992 5 353 72 12 3 11499
1993 353 68 1 10 11557
1994 6 2 2 357 75 20 4 11628
1995 357 103 9 16 11715
1996 2 357 115 2 7 11823
1997 1 1 1 357 84 2 6 11901
1998 357 69 5 5 11965
1999 2 1 1 358 124 19 5 12084
2000 4 1 2 360 521 2 9 12596
2001 1 361 163 1 6 12753
2002 1 37 362 85 66 4 12834
2003 1 1 363 483 11 26 13291
2004 2 3 365 100 6 3 13388
2005 1 2 366 24 5 2 13410
2006 2 6 368 144 13 1 13553
2007 2 1 369 213 6 9 13757
2008 3 3 372 147 19 13904
2009 8 2 380 136 22 1 14039
2010 1 381 145 5 10 14174
2011 2 381 204 5 3 14375
2012 5 5 386 188 27 1 14562
2013 1 5 387 309 8 2 14869
2014 12 4 1 398 175 30 15044
2015 1 3 399 129 43 15173
2016 5 2 404 137 6 15310
2017 404 38 1 15348

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
404 146 454 15348 742 5078