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 50 12 306
1850 2 32 22 12 316
1851 2 1 33 55 10 361
1852 3 2 34 18 10 369
1853 7 2 39 31 15 385
1854 1 39 4 1 3 386
1855 7 3 43 26 10 402
1856 43 13 1 5 410
1857 9 5 47 80 15 475
1858 5 1 51 257 69 663
1859 3 1 53 102 36 729
1860 5 2 56 114 29 814
1861 19 5 70 79 24 869
1862 26 9 87 131 43 957
1863 13 6 94 166 33 1090
1864 94 1 1 1090
1865 10 3 101 55 1 12 1133
1866 8 109 85 16 1202
1867 2 1 1 110 60 17 26 1236
1868 3 4 113 34 45 13 1257
1869 4 2 115 14 4 1267
1870 5 120 108 3 19 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 1 134 121 26 1756
1887 11 4 141 202 31 1927
1888 1 142 25 5 1947
1889 2 1 143 64 11 2000
1890 7 3 147 102 27 2075
1891 5 1 3 149 77 24 16 2136
1892 5 3 151 147 33 2250
1893 16 5 162 246 54 2442
1894 2 1 163 225 41 2626
1895 13 5 171 317 2 62 2881
1896 4 3 172 131 39 2973
1897 5 3 174 146 21 3098
1898 174 33 10 3121
1899 3 1 176 242 54 3309
1900 5 1 180 223 48 3484
1901 11 5 186 348 1 100 3732
1902 9 5 190 357 82 4007
1903 4 4 190 117 29 4095
1904 3 3 190 140 48 4187
1905 10 7 193 160 59 4288
1906 10 6 197 135 1 56 4367
1907 5 3 199 185 56 4496
1908 2 1 200 213 82 4627
1909 1 201 139 48 4718
1910 9 2 5 205 365 1 100 4983
1911 14 10 209 409 129 5263
1912 36 17 228 427 174 5516
1913 16 1 12 232 459 140 5835
1914 19 12 239 422 128 6129
1915 31 12 22 248 386 44 135 6380
1916 11 7 252 294 114 6560
1917 4 3 253 118 1 51 6627
1918 9 7 255 119 59 6687
1919 11 8 258 262 75 6874
1920 20 3 10 268 218 8 65 7027
1921 16 1 6 278 228 93 7162
1922 16 14 280 349 1 117 7394
1923 6 1 5 281 211 3 98 7507
1924 4 3 282 134 54 7587
1925 14 9 287 403 174 7816
1926 9 3 293 229 79 7966
1927 6 5 294 173 3 82 8057
1928 7 5 296 191 83 8165
1929 6 5 297 225 1 115 8275
1930 14 8 12 299 177 31 63 8389
1931 2 1 300 122 63 8448
1932 1 1 300 89 41 8496
1933 4 3 301 157 3 75 8578
1934 5 2 304 246 108 8716
1935 14 1 12 306 130 7 26 8820
1936 5 3 308 134 56 8898
1937 4 4 308 191 24 81 9008
1938 4 3 309 122 50 9080
1939 1 1 1 309 112 42 9150
1940 1 310 57 30 9177
1941 7 5 312 95 35 9237
1942 2 2 312 112 63 9286
1943 2 1 313 124 54 9356
1944 8 8 313 82 45 9393
1945 1 1 313 18 8 9403
1946 3 3 313 25 9 9419
1947 8 5 316 71 29 9461
1948 20 19 317 71 29 9503
1949 9 9 317 106 1 40 9569
1950 9 9 317 64 30 9603
1951 2 2 317 68 19 9652
1952 6 5 318 56 27 9681
1953 8 8 318 146 53 9774
1954 2 2 318 23 6 9791
1955 4 3 319 39 4 9826
1956 4 3 320 14 3 9837
1957 8 6 322 79 1 12 9904
1958 322 63 5 9962
1959 322 45 3 10004
1960 1 323 54 2 5 10053
1961 1 324 21 10074
1962 324 26 1 4 10096
1963 1 1 324 18 3 10111
1964 1 1 324 42 1 12 10141
1965 324 27 5 10163
1966 1 1 324 22 8 10177
1967 3 3 2 325 59 4 10 10226
1968 6 4 327 68 16 10278
1969 3 2 328 43 12 10309
1970 328 35 1 5 10339
1971 1 329 31 8 10362
1972 1 1 329 19 3 10378
1973 1 330 60 6 10432
1974 1 1 331 28 1 2 10458
1975 2 2 2 331 82 4 5 10535
1976 3 3 331 70 17 10588
1977 331 90 15 10663
1978 1 332 51 11 10703
1979 1 333 35 10738
1980 1 334 83 5 4 10817
1981 1 2 335 39 9 1 10855
1982 1 335 32 2 1 10886
1983 1 3 336 85 7 3 10968
1984 1 337 26 3 10994
1985 1 4 338 61 18 6 11049
1986 1 339 28 2 4 11073
1987 2 1 341 77 2 5 11145
1988 1 5 342 39 7 2 11182
1989 1 3 343 54 33 4 11232
1990 7 1 1 349 73 6 11299
1991 4 353 61 2 4 11356
1992 5 358 69 12 3 11422
1993 358 68 1 10 11480
1994 6 2 2 362 75 19 4 11551
1995 362 103 9 15 11639
1996 2 362 115 2 8 11746
1997 1 1 1 362 84 2 6 11824
1998 362 69 5 5 11888
1999 2 2 1 363 124 22 5 12007
2000 4 1 2 365 521 2 10 12518
2001 1 366 163 1 6 12675
2002 1 37 367 85 65 4 12756
2003 1 1 368 483 11 37 13202
2004 2 4 370 100 8 3 13299
2005 1 2 371 24 5 2 13321
2006 2 6 373 145 13 2 13464
2007 2 1 374 213 6 10 13667
2008 3 3 377 147 19 13814
2009 8 2 385 136 22 1 13949
2010 1 386 145 5 12 14082
2011 2 386 206 4 4 14284
2012 5 5 1 390 188 27 2 14470
2013 1 5 391 310 8 2 14778
2014 12 4 1 402 175 30 14953
2015 1 3 403 129 43 1 15081
2016 5 2 408 140 7 15221
2017 2 408 143 6 15364
2018 1 2 409 119 8 1 15482
2019 2 1 411 150 9 15632
2020 4 411 63 6 15695

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
411 159 456 15695 776 5198