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 5 69
1792 1 12 2 79
1793 1 2 19 3 95
1794 2 95
1795 2 95
1796 2 95
1797 2 95
1798 2 30 9 116
1799 2 116
1800 2 116
1801 2 116
1802 1 3 41 7 150
1803 1 1 3 150
1804 9 12 36 11 175
1805 12 175
1806 12 175
1807 2 14 2 1 176
1808 14 2 1 177
1809 14 1 178
1810 14 178
1811 14 178
1812 14 178
1813 14 178
1814 14 178
1815 14 178
1816 14 178
1817 14 2 1 179
1818 1 1 14 179
1819 14 2 1 180
1820 1 15 180
1821 15 180
1822 15 6 180
1823 15 180
1824 15 6 2 184
1825 15 14 7 191
1826 15 191
1827 15 191
1828 15 191
1829 1 16 1 2 1 191
1830 16 1 191
1831 5 21 6 3 194
1832 1 1 21 3 2 195
1833 1 22 6 4 197
1834 22 6 5 198
1835 22 5 2 201
1836 22 16 2 215
1837 22 2 1 217
1838 1 23 13 7 223
1839 4 2 25 7 2 228
1840 6 3 28 32 13 247
1841 28 2 1 248
1842 2 30 26 7 267
1843 30 267
1844 2 2 30 15 6 276
1845 30 1 277
1846 1 1 30 22 7 292
1847 30 1 293
1848 30 293
1849 2 30 26 51 12 307
1850 2 32 22 12 317
1851 2 1 33 55 10 362
1852 3 2 34 18 9 371
1853 7 2 39 31 15 387
1854 1 39 4 1 3 388
1855 7 3 43 26 10 404
1856 43 13 1 5 412
1857 9 5 47 80 15 477
1858 5 1 51 257 69 665
1859 3 1 53 102 36 731
1860 5 2 56 114 29 816
1861 19 5 70 79 24 871
1862 26 9 87 131 43 959
1863 13 6 94 166 33 1092
1864 94 1 1 1092
1865 10 3 101 55 1 12 1135
1866 8 109 85 16 1204
1867 2 1 1 110 60 17 26 1238
1868 3 4 113 34 45 13 1259
1869 4 2 115 14 4 1269
1870 5 120 108 3 20 1357
1871 120 15 5 1367
1872 1 121 12 1 1378
1873 121 3 1 1380
1874 1 1 121 36 19 1397
1875 121 2 1399
1876 121 81 14 1466
1877 1 1 122 48 6 13 1501
1878 4 126 31 3 10 1522
1879 2 1 127 64 14 1572
1880 127 1 1573
1881 3 2 128 36 1 7 1602
1882 1 129 7 2 1607
1883 1 130 22 2 1627
1884 130 20 4 1643
1885 4 2 132 27 8 1662
1886 3 1 134 121 25 1758
1887 11 4 141 202 31 1929
1888 1 142 25 5 1949
1889 2 1 143 64 11 2002
1890 7 3 147 102 27 2077
1891 5 1 3 149 77 24 17 2137
1892 5 3 151 147 33 2251
1893 16 5 162 247 54 2444
1894 2 1 163 225 41 2628
1895 13 5 171 317 2 62 2883
1896 4 3 172 131 39 2975
1897 5 3 174 146 21 3100
1898 174 33 10 3123
1899 3 1 176 242 56 3309
1900 5 1 180 223 52 3480
1901 11 5 186 348 1 101 3727
1902 9 5 190 358 83 4002
1903 4 4 190 117 29 4090
1904 3 3 190 140 48 4182
1905 10 7 193 160 59 4283
1906 10 6 197 135 1 55 4363
1907 5 3 199 185 56 4492
1908 2 1 200 213 82 4623
1909 1 201 139 50 4712
1910 9 2 5 205 365 1 100 4977
1911 14 10 209 409 129 5257
1912 36 17 228 427 177 5507
1913 16 1 12 232 459 141 5825
1914 19 12 239 422 129 6118
1915 31 12 22 248 386 44 137 6367
1916 11 7 252 294 114 6547
1917 4 3 253 118 1 51 6614
1918 9 7 255 119 60 6673
1919 11 8 258 262 76 6859
1920 20 2 11 267 218 8 70 7007
1921 16 1 6 277 228 93 7142
1922 16 14 279 349 1 121 7370
1923 6 1 5 280 211 3 97 7484
1924 4 3 281 135 56 7563
1925 14 9 286 403 173 7793
1926 9 3 292 229 80 7942
1927 6 5 293 173 3 83 8032
1928 7 5 295 190 84 8138
1929 6 5 296 225 1 114 8249
1930 14 8 12 298 178 31 64 8363
1931 2 1 299 122 63 8422
1932 1 1 299 89 41 8470
1933 4 3 300 157 3 76 8551
1934 5 2 303 246 108 8689
1935 14 1 12 305 132 7 28 8793
1936 5 3 307 134 57 8870
1937 4 4 307 191 24 82 8979
1938 4 3 308 122 51 9050
1939 1 1 1 308 112 43 9119
1940 1 309 56 30 9145
1941 7 5 311 95 35 9205
1942 2 2 311 112 63 9254
1943 2 1 312 124 54 9324
1944 8 8 312 82 45 9361
1945 1 1 312 18 8 9371
1946 3 3 312 25 10 9386
1947 8 5 315 71 29 9428
1948 20 19 316 71 29 9470
1949 9 9 316 106 1 40 9536
1950 9 9 316 64 30 9570
1951 2 2 316 68 19 9619
1952 6 5 317 56 27 9648
1953 8 8 317 146 53 9741
1954 2 2 317 23 7 9757
1955 4 3 318 39 4 9792
1956 4 3 319 14 3 9803
1957 8 6 321 79 1 12 9870
1958 321 63 5 9928
1959 321 45 3 9970
1960 1 322 54 2 5 10019
1961 1 323 21 10040
1962 323 26 1 4 10062
1963 1 1 323 18 3 10077
1964 1 1 323 42 1 12 10107
1965 323 27 5 10129
1966 1 1 323 22 8 10143
1967 3 3 2 324 59 4 9 10193
1968 6 4 326 68 16 10245
1969 3 2 327 43 12 10276
1970 327 35 1 5 10306
1971 1 328 31 8 10329
1972 1 1 328 19 3 10345
1973 1 329 60 6 10399
1974 1 1 330 28 1 2 10425
1975 2 2 2 330 82 4 5 10502
1976 3 3 330 70 17 10555
1977 330 90 15 10630
1978 1 331 51 11 10670
1979 1 332 35 10705
1980 1 333 83 5 4 10784
1981 1 2 334 39 9 1 10822
1982 1 334 32 2 1 10853
1983 1 3 335 85 7 3 10935
1984 1 336 26 3 10961
1985 1 4 337 61 18 6 11016
1986 1 338 28 2 4 11040
1987 2 1 340 77 2 5 11112
1988 1 5 341 39 7 2 11149
1989 1 3 342 54 33 4 11199
1990 7 2 1 348 73 1 6 11266
1991 4 352 61 2 4 11323
1992 5 357 69 12 5 11387
1993 357 68 1 10 11445
1994 6 2 2 361 75 19 4 11516
1995 361 103 9 15 11604
1996 2 361 115 2 15 11704
1997 1 1 1 361 85 2 6 11783
1998 361 69 5 5 11847
1999 2 2 1 362 124 22 5 11966
2000 4 1 2 364 521 2 10 12477
2001 1 365 163 1 6 12634
2002 1 37 366 85 65 4 12715
2003 1 1 367 483 11 37 13161
2004 2 4 369 100 8 3 13258
2005 1 2 370 24 5 2 13280
2006 2 6 372 145 13 2 13423
2007 2 1 373 213 6 9 13627
2008 3 3 376 147 19 13774
2009 8 2 384 136 22 1 13909
2010 1 385 145 5 12 14042
2011 2 385 206 4 5 14243
2012 5 5 1 389 188 27 2 14429
2013 1 5 390 310 8 2 14737
2014 12 4 1 401 175 30 14912
2015 1 3 402 129 43 1 15040
2016 5 2 407 140 7 15180
2017 2 407 143 6 15323
2018 1 2 408 119 8 4 15438
2019 2 1 410 150 9 15588
2020 1 7 411 218 26 15806
2021 411 106 3 15912

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
411 162 457 15912 801 5247