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 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 53 103 36 730
1860 5 2 56 114 29 815
1861 19 5 70 80 24 871
1862 26 9 87 131 43 959
1863 13 6 94 166 35 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 1 134 120 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 53 2442
1894 2 1 163 225 41 2626
1895 13 5 171 317 2 61 2882
1896 4 3 172 131 39 2974
1897 5 3 174 146 20 3100
1898 174 33 10 3123
1899 3 1 176 242 55 3310
1900 5 1 180 223 48 3485
1901 11 5 186 347 1 100 3732
1902 9 5 190 357 82 4007
1903 4 4 190 117 29 4095
1904 3 3 190 140 46 4189
1905 10 7 193 160 57 4292
1906 10 6 197 135 1 56 4371
1907 5 3 199 185 55 4501
1908 2 1 200 213 82 4632
1909 1 201 139 48 4723
1910 9 2 5 205 365 1 99 4989
1911 14 10 209 408 129 5268
1912 36 17 228 427 174 5521
1913 16 1 12 232 459 139 5841
1914 19 13 238 422 128 6135
1915 31 12 22 247 385 44 135 6385
1916 11 7 251 294 112 6567
1917 4 3 252 118 1 51 6634
1918 9 7 254 119 59 6694
1919 11 8 257 262 74 6882
1920 20 3 10 267 218 8 63 7037
1921 16 1 6 277 228 92 7173
1922 16 14 279 349 1 117 7405
1923 6 1 5 280 211 3 97 7519
1924 4 3 281 134 54 7599
1925 14 9 286 403 175 7827
1926 9 3 292 228 78 7977
1927 6 5 293 173 3 82 8068
1928 7 5 295 191 83 8176
1929 6 5 296 225 1 118 8283
1930 14 8 12 298 177 31 62 8398
1931 2 1 299 122 63 8457
1932 1 1 299 89 41 8505
1933 4 3 300 157 3 74 8588
1934 5 2 303 246 107 8727
1935 14 1 12 305 130 7 27 8830
1936 5 3 307 133 56 8907
1937 4 4 307 189 24 80 9016
1938 4 3 308 122 50 9088
1939 1 1 1 308 112 42 9158
1940 1 309 57 30 9185
1941 7 5 311 95 35 9245
1942 2 2 311 112 63 9294
1943 2 1 312 124 54 9364
1944 8 8 312 81 45 9400
1945 1 1 312 18 8 9410
1946 3 3 312 25 9 9426
1947 8 5 315 71 29 9468
1948 20 19 316 71 29 9510
1949 9 9 316 106 1 40 9576
1950 9 9 316 64 30 9610
1951 2 2 316 67 19 9658
1952 6 5 317 56 27 9687
1953 8 8 317 146 53 9780
1954 2 2 317 23 6 9797
1955 4 3 318 39 4 9832
1956 4 3 319 14 3 9843
1957 8 6 321 79 1 12 9910
1958 321 63 5 9968
1959 321 45 3 10010
1960 1 322 54 2 5 10059
1961 1 323 21 10080
1962 323 26 1 4 10102
1963 1 1 323 18 3 10117
1964 1 1 323 42 1 12 10147
1965 323 27 5 10169
1966 1 1 323 22 8 10183
1967 3 3 2 324 59 4 10 10232
1968 6 4 326 68 16 10284
1969 3 2 327 43 11 10316
1970 327 35 1 5 10346
1971 1 328 31 8 10369
1972 1 1 328 19 3 10385
1973 1 329 60 6 10439
1974 1 1 330 28 1 2 10465
1975 2 2 2 330 82 4 5 10542
1976 3 3 330 70 17 10595
1977 330 90 14 10671
1978 1 331 51 11 10711
1979 1 332 35 10746
1980 1 333 83 5 4 10825
1981 1 2 334 39 9 1 10863
1982 1 334 32 2 1 10894
1983 1 3 335 85 7 3 10976
1984 1 336 26 3 11002
1985 1 4 337 61 18 6 11057
1986 1 338 28 2 4 11081
1987 2 1 340 77 2 5 11153
1988 1 5 341 39 7 3 11189
1989 1 3 342 54 33 4 11239
1990 7 1 1 348 73 6 11306
1991 4 352 61 2 4 11363
1992 5 357 69 12 3 11429
1993 357 68 1 10 11487
1994 6 2 2 361 75 20 4 11558
1995 361 103 9 16 11645
1996 2 361 115 2 8 11752
1997 1 1 1 361 84 2 6 11830
1998 361 69 5 5 11894
1999 2 1 1 362 124 21 5 12013
2000 4 1 2 364 521 2 9 12525
2001 1 365 163 1 6 12682
2002 1 37 366 85 66 4 12763
2003 1 1 367 483 11 37 13209
2004 2 4 369 100 8 3 13306
2005 1 2 370 24 5 2 13328
2006 2 6 372 145 13 2 13471
2007 2 1 373 213 6 10 13674
2008 3 3 376 147 19 13821
2009 8 2 384 136 22 1 13956
2010 1 385 145 5 12 14089
2011 2 385 206 4 4 14291
2012 5 5 1 389 188 27 2 14477
2013 1 5 390 310 8 2 14785
2014 12 4 1 401 175 30 14960
2015 1 3 402 129 43 1 15088
2016 5 2 407 139 7 15227
2017 2 407 143 6 15370
2018 1 2 408 113 8 1 15482
2019 408 87 2 15569

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
408 153 457 15569 766 5183