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 14 305
1850 2 31 22 12 315
1851 2 1 32 55 10 360
1852 3 2 33 18 10 368
1853 7 2 38 31 15 384
1854 1 38 4 1 3 385
1855 7 3 42 26 10 401
1856 42 13 1 5 409
1857 9 5 46 80 15 474
1858 5 1 50 257 69 662
1859 3 1 52 103 36 729
1860 5 2 55 114 29 814
1861 17 5 67 80 24 870
1862 26 9 84 131 43 958
1863 13 6 91 166 35 1089
1864 91 1 1 1089
1865 9 3 97 55 1 12 1132
1866 8 105 85 16 1201
1867 2 1 1 106 60 17 25 1236
1868 3 4 109 34 45 13 1257
1869 4 2 111 14 4 1267
1870 5 116 108 3 19 1356
1871 116 13 3 1366
1872 1 117 12 1 1377
1873 117 3 1 1379
1874 1 1 117 38 21 1396
1875 117 2 1398
1876 117 81 14 1465
1877 1 1 118 48 6 13 1500
1878 4 122 31 3 10 1521
1879 2 1 123 64 14 1571
1880 123 1 1572
1881 3 2 124 36 1 7 1601
1882 1 125 7 2 1606
1883 1 126 22 2 1626
1884 126 20 4 1642
1885 4 2 128 27 8 1661
1886 3 1 130 120 25 1756
1887 11 4 137 202 32 1926
1888 1 138 25 5 1946
1889 2 1 139 64 11 1999
1890 7 3 143 102 27 2074
1891 5 1 3 145 77 24 12 2139
1892 5 3 147 147 32 2254
1893 16 5 158 246 53 2447
1894 2 1 159 225 41 2631
1895 13 5 167 317 2 60 2888
1896 4 3 168 131 39 2980
1897 5 3 170 146 20 3106
1898 170 33 11 3128
1899 3 1 172 242 54 3316
1900 5 1 176 224 48 3492
1901 11 5 182 347 100 3739
1902 9 5 186 358 81 4016
1903 4 4 186 117 29 4104
1904 3 3 186 140 46 4198
1905 10 7 189 160 58 4300
1906 10 6 193 135 1 53 4382
1907 5 3 195 185 54 4513
1908 2 1 196 213 80 4646
1909 1 197 139 48 4737
1910 9 2 5 201 365 1 100 5002
1911 14 10 205 408 128 5282
1912 36 17 224 427 170 5539
1913 16 1 12 228 459 138 5860
1914 19 13 234 422 126 6156
1915 31 12 22 243 385 44 133 6408
1916 11 7 247 294 110 6592
1917 4 3 248 118 1 51 6659
1918 9 7 250 119 58 6720
1919 11 8 253 262 74 6908
1920 20 3 10 263 218 9 61 7065
1921 16 1 6 273 228 92 7201
1922 16 14 275 349 1 115 7435
1923 6 1 5 276 211 3 90 7556
1924 4 3 277 134 54 7636
1925 14 9 282 403 176 7863
1926 8 3 287 229 77 8015
1927 6 5 288 173 3 83 8105
1928 7 5 290 191 83 8213
1929 6 5 291 225 1 116 8322
1930 14 8 12 293 177 31 63 8436
1931 2 1 294 120 63 8493
1932 1 1 294 89 40 8542
1933 4 3 295 157 3 74 8625
1934 5 2 298 246 106 8765
1935 14 1 12 300 130 7 27 8868
1936 5 3 302 133 54 8947
1937 4 4 302 188 24 80 9055
1938 4 3 303 122 49 9128
1939 1 1 1 303 112 41 9199
1940 1 304 57 30 9226
1941 7 5 306 95 34 9287
1942 2 2 306 112 62 9337
1943 2 1 307 124 54 9407
1944 8 8 307 81 45 9443
1945 1 1 307 18 8 9453
1946 3 3 307 25 9 9469
1947 8 5 310 71 27 9513
1948 20 18 312 71 29 9555
1949 9 9 312 106 1 41 9620
1950 9 9 312 64 30 9654
1951 2 2 312 64 19 9699
1952 6 5 313 56 27 9728
1953 8 8 313 146 53 9821
1954 2 2 313 23 6 9838
1955 4 3 314 39 3 9874
1956 4 3 315 14 3 9885
1957 8 6 317 79 1 12 9952
1958 317 63 5 10010
1959 317 45 3 10052
1960 1 318 54 2 4 10102
1961 1 319 21 10123
1962 319 26 1 4 10145
1963 1 1 319 18 3 10160
1964 1 1 319 42 1 12 10190
1965 319 27 5 10212
1966 1 1 319 22 8 10226
1967 3 3 2 320 59 4 10 10275
1968 6 4 322 68 16 10327
1969 3 2 323 43 10 10360
1970 323 34 1 5 10389
1971 1 324 31 9 10411
1972 1 1 324 19 3 10427
1973 1 325 60 6 10481
1974 1 1 326 28 1 2 10507
1975 2 3 2 326 82 5 5 10584
1976 3 3 326 70 17 10637
1977 326 90 15 10712
1978 1 327 51 10 10753
1979 1 328 35 10788
1980 1 329 82 5 4 10866
1981 1 2 330 39 9 1 10904
1982 1 330 32 2 1 10935
1983 1 331 85 1 3 11017
1984 1 332 26 3 11043
1985 1 4 333 61 18 6 11098
1986 1 334 28 2 4 11122
1987 2 1 336 77 2 5 11194
1988 1 5 337 39 7 3 11230
1989 1 3 338 54 33 3 11281
1990 7 1 1 344 73 6 11348
1991 4 348 60 2 4 11404
1992 5 353 71 12 3 11472
1993 353 68 1 10 11530
1994 6 2 2 357 75 20 4 11601
1995 357 103 9 16 11688
1996 2 357 115 2 7 11796
1997 1 1 1 357 84 2 6 11874
1998 357 69 5 5 11938
1999 2 1 1 358 124 19 5 12057
2000 4 1 2 360 521 2 9 12569
2001 1 361 163 1 6 12726
2002 1 37 362 85 66 4 12807
2003 1 1 363 483 11 26 13264
2004 2 3 365 100 6 3 13361
2005 1 2 366 24 5 2 13383
2006 2 6 368 144 13 1 13526
2007 2 1 369 213 6 9 13730
2008 3 3 372 147 19 13877
2009 8 2 380 136 22 1 14012
2010 1 381 145 5 11 14146
2011 2 381 204 5 3 14347
2012 5 5 1 385 188 27 1 14534
2013 1 5 386 309 8 2 14841
2014 12 4 1 397 175 30 15016
2015 1 3 398 129 43 15145
2016 5 2 403 137 6 15282
2017 2 403 133 5 15415

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
403 148 456 15415 746 5117