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 54 2441
1894 2 1 163 225 41 2625
1895 13 5 171 317 2 61 2881
1896 4 3 172 131 39 2973
1897 5 3 174 146 20 3099
1898 174 33 10 3122
1899 3 1 176 242 55 3309
1900 5 1 180 223 48 3484
1901 11 5 186 347 1 100 3731
1902 9 5 190 357 82 4006
1903 4 4 190 117 29 4094
1904 3 3 190 140 46 4188
1905 10 7 193 160 57 4291
1906 10 6 197 135 1 56 4370
1907 5 3 199 185 56 4499
1908 2 1 200 213 82 4630
1909 1 201 139 48 4721
1910 9 2 5 205 365 1 99 4987
1911 14 10 209 408 129 5266
1912 36 17 228 427 174 5519
1913 16 1 12 232 459 140 5838
1914 19 12 239 422 128 6132
1915 31 12 22 248 385 44 135 6382
1916 11 7 252 294 113 6563
1917 4 3 253 118 1 51 6630
1918 9 7 255 119 59 6690
1919 11 8 258 262 74 6878
1920 20 3 10 268 218 8 64 7032
1921 16 1 6 278 228 92 7168
1922 16 14 280 349 1 117 7400
1923 6 1 5 281 211 3 97 7514
1924 4 3 282 134 54 7594
1925 14 9 287 403 175 7822
1926 9 3 293 228 78 7972
1927 6 5 294 173 3 82 8063
1928 7 5 296 191 83 8171
1929 6 5 297 225 1 118 8278
1930 14 8 12 299 177 31 63 8392
1931 2 1 300 122 63 8451
1932 1 1 300 89 41 8499
1933 4 3 301 157 3 75 8581
1934 5 2 304 246 107 8720
1935 14 1 12 306 130 7 26 8824
1936 5 3 308 133 56 8901
1937 4 4 308 189 24 81 9009
1938 4 3 309 122 50 9081
1939 1 1 1 309 112 42 9151
1940 1 310 57 30 9178
1941 7 5 312 95 35 9238
1942 2 2 312 112 63 9287
1943 2 1 313 124 54 9357
1944 8 8 313 81 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 67 19 9651
1952 6 5 318 56 27 9680
1953 8 8 318 146 53 9773
1954 2 2 318 23 6 9790
1955 4 3 319 39 4 9825
1956 4 3 320 14 3 9836
1957 8 6 322 79 1 12 9903
1958 322 63 5 9961
1959 322 45 3 10003
1960 1 323 54 2 5 10052
1961 1 324 21 10073
1962 324 26 1 4 10095
1963 1 1 324 18 3 10110
1964 1 1 324 42 1 12 10140
1965 324 27 5 10162
1966 1 1 324 22 8 10176
1967 3 3 2 325 59 4 10 10225
1968 6 4 327 68 16 10277
1969 3 2 328 43 12 10308
1970 328 35 1 5 10338
1971 1 329 31 8 10361
1972 1 1 329 19 3 10377
1973 1 330 60 6 10431
1974 1 1 331 28 1 2 10457
1975 2 2 2 331 82 4 5 10534
1976 3 3 331 70 17 10587
1977 331 90 14 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 3 11181
1989 1 3 343 54 33 4 11231
1990 7 1 1 349 73 6 11298
1991 4 353 61 2 4 11355
1992 5 358 69 12 3 11421
1993 358 68 1 10 11479
1994 6 2 2 362 75 20 4 11550
1995 362 103 9 16 11637
1996 2 362 115 2 8 11744
1997 1 1 1 362 84 2 6 11822
1998 362 69 5 5 11886
1999 2 2 1 363 124 22 5 12005
2000 4 1 2 365 521 2 9 12517
2001 1 366 163 1 6 12674
2002 1 37 367 85 65 4 12755
2003 1 1 368 483 11 37 13201
2004 2 4 370 100 8 3 13298
2005 1 2 371 24 5 2 13320
2006 2 6 373 145 13 2 13463
2007 2 1 374 213 6 10 13666
2008 3 3 377 147 19 13813
2009 8 2 385 136 22 1 13948
2010 1 386 145 5 12 14081
2011 2 386 206 4 4 14283
2012 5 5 1 390 188 27 2 14469
2013 1 5 391 310 8 2 14777
2014 12 4 1 402 175 30 14952
2015 1 3 403 129 43 1 15080
2016 5 2 408 139 7 15219
2017 2 408 143 6 15362
2018 1 2 409 113 8 1 15474
2019 2 1 411 142 8 15616
2020 411 15616

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
411 155 456 15616 772 5191