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 19 1358
1871 120 15 5 1368
1872 1 121 12 1 1379
1873 121 3 1 1381
1874 1 1 121 36 19 1398
1875 121 2 1400
1876 121 81 14 1467
1877 1 1 122 48 6 13 1502
1878 4 126 31 3 10 1523
1879 2 1 127 64 14 1573
1880 127 1 1574
1881 3 2 128 36 1 7 1603
1882 1 129 7 2 1608
1883 1 130 22 2 1628
1884 130 20 4 1644
1885 4 2 132 27 8 1663
1886 3 1 134 121 26 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 16 2138
1892 5 3 151 147 33 2252
1893 16 5 162 247 54 2445
1894 2 1 163 225 41 2629
1895 13 5 171 317 2 62 2884
1896 4 3 172 131 39 2976
1897 5 3 174 146 21 3101
1898 174 33 10 3124
1899 3 1 176 242 55 3311
1900 5 1 180 223 52 3482
1901 11 5 186 348 1 101 3729
1902 9 5 190 358 82 4005
1903 4 4 190 117 29 4093
1904 3 3 190 140 48 4185
1905 10 7 193 160 59 4286
1906 10 6 197 135 1 56 4365
1907 5 3 199 185 56 4494
1908 2 1 200 213 82 4625
1909 1 201 139 50 4714
1910 9 2 5 205 365 1 100 4979
1911 14 10 209 409 128 5260
1912 36 17 228 427 176 5511
1913 16 1 12 232 459 141 5829
1914 19 12 239 422 129 6122
1915 31 12 22 248 386 44 135 6373
1916 11 7 252 294 114 6553
1917 4 3 253 118 1 51 6620
1918 9 7 255 119 60 6679
1919 11 8 258 262 76 6865
1920 20 2 10 268 218 8 70 7013
1921 16 1 6 278 228 93 7148
1922 16 14 280 349 1 120 7377
1923 6 1 5 281 211 3 98 7490
1924 4 3 282 135 55 7570
1925 14 9 287 403 174 7799
1926 9 3 293 229 80 7948
1927 6 5 294 173 3 82 8039
1928 7 5 296 190 84 8145
1929 6 5 297 225 1 114 8256
1930 14 8 12 299 178 31 64 8370
1931 2 1 300 122 63 8429
1932 1 1 300 89 41 8477
1933 4 3 301 157 3 76 8558
1934 5 2 304 246 108 8696
1935 14 1 12 306 132 7 28 8800
1936 5 3 308 134 57 8877
1937 4 4 308 191 24 82 8986
1938 4 3 309 122 50 9058
1939 1 1 1 309 112 43 9127
1940 1 310 56 30 9153
1941 7 5 312 95 35 9213
1942 2 2 312 112 63 9262
1943 2 1 313 124 54 9332
1944 8 8 313 82 45 9369
1945 1 1 313 18 8 9379
1946 3 3 313 25 10 9394
1947 8 5 316 71 29 9436
1948 20 19 317 71 29 9478
1949 9 9 317 106 1 40 9544
1950 9 9 317 64 30 9578
1951 2 2 317 68 19 9627
1952 6 5 318 56 27 9656
1953 8 8 318 146 53 9749
1954 2 2 318 23 6 9766
1955 4 3 319 39 4 9801
1956 4 3 320 14 3 9812
1957 8 6 322 79 1 12 9879
1958 322 63 5 9937
1959 322 45 3 9979
1960 1 323 54 2 5 10028
1961 1 324 21 10049
1962 324 26 1 4 10071
1963 1 1 324 18 3 10086
1964 1 1 324 42 1 12 10116
1965 324 27 5 10138
1966 1 1 324 22 8 10152
1967 3 3 2 325 59 4 10 10201
1968 6 4 327 68 16 10253
1969 3 2 328 43 12 10284
1970 328 35 1 5 10314
1971 1 329 31 8 10337
1972 1 1 329 19 3 10353
1973 1 330 60 6 10407
1974 1 1 331 28 1 2 10433
1975 2 2 2 331 82 4 5 10510
1976 3 3 331 70 17 10563
1977 331 90 15 10638
1978 1 332 51 11 10678
1979 1 333 35 10713
1980 1 334 83 5 4 10792
1981 1 2 335 39 9 1 10830
1982 1 335 32 2 1 10861
1983 1 3 336 85 7 3 10943
1984 1 337 26 3 10969
1985 1 4 338 61 18 6 11024
1986 1 339 28 2 4 11048
1987 2 1 341 77 2 5 11120
1988 1 5 342 39 7 2 11157
1989 1 3 343 54 33 4 11207
1990 7 2 1 349 73 1 6 11274
1991 4 353 61 2 4 11331
1992 5 358 69 12 5 11395
1993 358 68 1 10 11453
1994 6 2 2 362 75 19 4 11524
1995 362 103 9 15 11612
1996 2 362 115 2 8 11719
1997 1 1 1 362 85 2 6 11798
1998 362 69 5 5 11862
1999 2 2 1 363 124 22 5 11981
2000 4 1 2 365 521 2 10 12492
2001 1 366 163 1 6 12649
2002 1 37 367 85 65 4 12730
2003 1 1 368 483 11 37 13176
2004 2 4 370 100 8 3 13273
2005 1 2 371 24 5 2 13295
2006 2 6 373 145 13 2 13438
2007 2 1 374 213 6 10 13641
2008 3 3 377 147 19 13788
2009 8 2 385 136 22 1 13923
2010 1 386 145 5 12 14056
2011 2 386 206 4 5 14257
2012 5 5 1 390 188 27 2 14443
2013 1 5 391 310 8 2 14751
2014 12 4 1 402 175 30 14926
2015 1 3 403 129 43 1 15054
2016 5 2 408 140 7 15194
2017 2 408 143 6 15337
2018 1 2 409 119 8 2 15454
2019 2 1 411 150 9 15604
2020 6 411 202 23 15806

Total Number of Taxa for the family Formicidae

Valid Genera Fossil Genera Invalid Genera Valid Species Fossil Species Invalid Species
411 161 456 15806 795 5231