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IMPORTANT NOTE: We have maintained the originally published taxonomic designation for each specimen despite the fact that many of these specimens have been reclassified since.  We chose to follow this protocol because of the difficulty in keeping up to date with all of the taxonomic groups, and our hesitancy to make a judgement call on taxonomic debates.  As such, please search the database with this in mind, perhaps using higher level taxonomic classifications for your query.

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1334 specimens found
Image Spec # CODI Database ID Arch. Locality Geo. Locality Elements Preserved Excavation Date Repository Bed Level Stratigraphic Horizon Bibliographic Information Curatorial Notes ID By ID Date Research Team In Situ Sediment or Matrix Adhering Class Order Suborder Infraorder Superfamily Family Subfamily Tribe Genus Species Subspecies Taxonomic Notes Taxonomic Problems
MB.Ma.13715 9225 L-CAR, L-MTC, L-PHX, L-SES 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Left manus. Mfn room number: 0026. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Elephas recki Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.13716 9226 L-TAR, L-MTT, L-PHX, L-SES 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Left pes. Reck field number: XVII 1384. Mfn room number: 0026. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Elephas recki Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.13714 9229 L-MAN, L-M 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Reck field number: XVII 1384. Mfn room number: 0026. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Elephas recki Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.45804 9242 L-PVG 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Reck field number: XIX 1477-78. Mfn room number: 0026. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Elephas recki Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.16533 9245 L-HUM 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Reck field number: XXII 1685. Mfn room number: 0026. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Elephas recki Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OLD-37 12572 RUL-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-37; radio-ulna fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
OLD-53 12696 CRA-f, L/R-MAN-f, SKEL-f, TOOTH-f, TUSK-f (23 total) 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-53; Immature CRA, MAN and SKEL frags and teeth and tusk frags. MAN-f has erupting tusk; Note says "please try and fit together". The left and right MAN frags fit along the symphysis Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
OLD-38 12575 RUL-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-38; radio-ulna fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
OLD-56 12719 L-FEM-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-56; proximal L-FEM-f Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
OLD-551 12714 L-MAX-f, M 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-551; L-MAX-f with M2 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae Kolpochoerus olduvaiensis No
OLD-611 12756 316 - VEK S L-MAN-f, TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-611; juvenile Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-924 12960 313 - GRK L-MAN-f, I (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-924; L-MAN-f with symphysis and I1-2; GRK II 8.5.35 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae Kolpochoerus olduvaiensis No
OLD-468 12642 L-MAN-f, M 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-468; L-MAN-f with roots of M3; "bed I surface"; "Hopwood?" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae Kolpochoerus olduvaiensis No
COP-12-139 9723 L-MAX-f, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III -- Left maxillary M3 with maxilla adhering. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-697 12805 317 - MRK S L-M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-697; left mesial fragment of upper M3; MRK IIS 21.5.35 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Phacochoerini Metridiochoerus previous taxonomic ID Tapinochoerus meadowsi No
OVPP-261 7939 L-MAX-f, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Left maxillary fragment with M2-M3. Needs preparation. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/08 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
M. 17090 253 10 - BK L-MAN-f, M 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) II upper Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. This holotype was described in a previous monograph (Leakey, 1958). 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Suini Mesochoerus olduvaiensis Holotype No
M. 14682 1344 L-MAN-f, P, M 1931-32 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) IV Hopwood, A. 1934. New fossil mammals from Olduvai, Tanganyika territory. Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 10: 546-550. 293 - A.T. Hopwood Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Koiropotamus majus Holotype. This specimen was later reclassified as Kolpochoerus majus by Bishop (2010) No
M. 14683 1345 R/L-, TUSK 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) I Hopwood, A. 1934. New fossil mammals from Olduvai, Tanganyika territory. Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 10: 546-550. Two tusks, which are probably from the same individual represent the two paratypes. 293 - A.T. Hopwood Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Koiropotamus majus Paratypes No
M. 14685 1347 L-MAN-f, L-M 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) II Hopwood, A. 1934. New fossil mammals from Olduvai, Tanganyika territory. Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 10: 546-550. 293 - A.T. Hopwood Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Tetraconodontinae Notochoerus dietrichi Paratype- This specimen was referred to as the holotype by Bishop (2010). Bishop also reclassified this sepcimen as Metridiochoerus hopwoodi. No
OVPP-666 10039 L-M-f, P, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandy clays just below carbonate that overlies Tuff IA channel fill. -- Left mandible with P4-M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/03 253 - OVPP Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-84 7763 L-M-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Ten meters below Tuff 1F; 8 meters below carbonate nodules. -- Mandibular left M3 fragment. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-759 10133 L-MAN-f, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Below Tuff IA. -- Left mandible fragment with broken M1 and complete M2-3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae potamochoerus No
COP-12-45 9630 L-MAN-f, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Left mandibular fragment with M3. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae Small No
OVPP-L-202 8351 L-MAX-f, P, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-3?-??-8. Box #: OLD 86. Box label: Teeth. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae No
2658 3935 L-HUM I/II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from FLK N, FLK NN, KK, BK, and DK but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
FLK I/E-G 394 1 5 - FLK L-RAM, L-P, L-M 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Strepsirrhini Lorisiformes Galagidae Galago senegalensis No
FLK I/E-G 393 4 5 - FLK L-RAM, L-P, L-M 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Strepsirrhini Lorisiformes Galagidae Galago senegalensis No
FLK I/E-G 391 2 5 - FLK L-MAN, L/R-RAM-f, L-P, L-M, R-P, R-M 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of Bed I. Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Strepsirrhini Lorisiformes Galagidae Galago senegalensis No
M. 104123 13020 L-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- Left upper M2; OLD-1106; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-169 7847 L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Five meters below Masek/Ndutu. -- Left mandibular M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
M 104202 12768 L-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-631; left upper M1 or M2 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
1955 BK II 242 1817 10 - BK L-RAD-f 1955 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
HWK EE II 1972.172 969 37 - HWK EE FRLT, R/L-HOR 1972 104 - Unknown II Gentry, A. W., and Gentry, A. 1978. Fossil Bovidae (Mammalia) of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Part I. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Geology 29:289-446. This specimen is pictured in plate 23, figure 1. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius angusticornis No
F. 963 P.P.R. 4 970 L-HOR-f 1941 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) Gentry, A. W., and Gentry, A. 1978. Fossil Bovidae (Mammalia) of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Part I. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Geology 29:289-446. Original information indicated that this specimen was located in Nairobi. This specimen is likely within the material that was repatriated to Dar in 2011, but this has yet to be confirmed. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius angusticornis No
COP-12-87 9671 L-HOR 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
M 103895 12852 25 - GC L-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-744; left upper M1; "OLD Y GC II S 9V35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovini/Hippotragini Yes
1952 BK II 277 1820 10 - BK L-MTC 1952 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 This specimen is pictured in plate 5, figure 2. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
M. 104093 12645 L-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- Left upper M1 or M2; OLD-470; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104190 12969 L-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-937; left lower M1 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No