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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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3807 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
361 3938 MTT I/II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is the third metatarsal. 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 2012/6/25 Unknown Aves No
OLD-1905 11990 LIMB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1905; unidentified limb immature fragment Unknown Mammalia Yes
KNM 2.64 8106 5 - FLK TOOTH-f, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 3 -- Dental fragments including M3, M1 or M2, upper molar. Specimen in box with label stating "FLK NNI 068/6640 (teeth). Card in bag with box states "Loc. Olduvai, LSB Leakey '68, field no. 068/6640 FLK NNI level 3". 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
COP-12-154 9927 HUM 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Stratigraphy unknown. Immature. Large. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla No
OVPP-172 7850 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Five meters below Masek/Ndutu. -- Proximal metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD-938 12970 MTT 1931 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-938 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla in rhino drawer Unknown
OLD-114 12406 MTT 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-114; found in same box with OLD-295, note found with specimens illegible Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla found in Rhino drawer No
7694 3949 FEM-f I Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is distal extremity of femur. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from BK, THL, and FLK N but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD 68/25658 BK II 8116 10 - BK HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Pit 6. -- Humerus shaft with part of distal end. Proximal articular end not preserved. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-117 12407 MAX-f with teeth 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-117; based on note with specimen, may not be from Olduvai Unknown Mammalia Rhino or Hippo Yes
OLD 61/7421 FLK N I Tr.III LS/1-2 8118 7 - FLK North L-FEM 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 1-2 Tr. III surface -- Shaft of left femur. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Y Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD 1953/2 BK II 8122 10 - BK L-HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II 2? -- Packed in National Museum in Nairobi, Kenya in box 188 or 189 labeled "Cercopithecidae" for transport to National Museum of History, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Distal end of left humerus. Large.Simopithecus? Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-947 12976 MTT 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-947; looks like it has been sectioned Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla in rhino drawer Unknown
OVPP-L-1097 10376 22 - SC MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 7 specimens: OLD/71.SC.67, OLD/71.SC.108, OLD/71.SC.532, OLD/71.SC.1333, OLD/71.SC.1725, OLD/71.SC.1726, OLD/71.SC.1806 Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-P-44 13327 R. MAN-f (C) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Yes
OLD-957 12979 19 - SHK MTT 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-957; may be associated with OLD-597; "Oldoway near SHK 3-4 contact 8/5/35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla in rhino drawer No
OLD-1888 13216 LIMB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1888 Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-Gentryi 1 3965 5 - FLK MAN-f, (n=114), M, (n=62), MAX, (n=53) I Specimens were found from all FLK sites Denys, C. 1989. Two new gerbillids (Rodentia, Mammalia) from Olduvai Bed I (Pleistocene, Tanzania). Neues Jahrbuch f Mandible assemblage consists of 14 with M/123 and 100 with M/12 or M/1 or M/2. Isolated molar assemblage consists of 14 M/1 and 16 M1/. Maxilla assemblage consists of 52 with M12/ or M1/ and one with M123/. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD 1963/179 BK II Step trench below tuff 8133 10 - BK HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Humerus shaft (Right?). Card states "small,straght, and slender". Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-123 12415 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-123 Unknown Mammalia No
067/1561 BK? 8136 10 - BK M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Molar(unerupted). Card in bag states "OLD 63 BK II,5/CF, 067/1561, lower molar unerupted, Simopithecus s/1?". Another card states "Upper molar unerupted. 067/1561, 5/CF BK II, OLD 63" Cercopithecoidea. Pleistocene. 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
COP-12-117 9701 HUM 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- Immature. Large. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla No
067/5478 MK I 8140 8 - MK HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Shaft fragment of distal end of right humerus. Pleistocene. Card in bag states "Loc: Olduvai, L.S.B Leakey 67, MK I surface OLD 60". 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
M 104204 12783 R-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-657; right upper M3 Unknown none listed Yes
OVPP-L-1043 10322 22 - SC FEM-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box: OLD/71 SC TR II SPIT 6. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.997 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-1897 13222 TEM-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1897; petrous portion fragment Unknown Mammalia No
OLD BK II East 1953/213 8143 49 - BK E R-HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Jolly, C.J. 1965. Origins and specialization of the long-faced Cercopithecoidea. PhD thesis, University of London. Distal end of right humerus. Jolly assigned to Papio,1965. Pleistocene. 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-589 9962 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandy clays right on top of granite, 10m below Tuff IB. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD 62 DK I A Surf. 2967 8144 24 - DK R-HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I A? Surface. -- Distal end of right humerus. Pleistocene. 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-1898 13223 27 - MNK TEM-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-1898; petrous portion fragment; "Oldoway MNK IV 6.V.35" Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-P-31 13307 R-MAN-f (P2-P4) -- OLD-62 DKIC L-3 . Herpestidae or Viverridae Unknown Carnivora Yes
OLD-1899 13224 TEM-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1899; petrous portion fragment Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-295 12541 MTT (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-295; Found in same box together with OLD-114, note found with specimens illegible; "II '31" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla in Rhino drawer Unknown
OVPP-P-54 13336 R. MAX- f -- OLD MNKII 2482. Cast Unknown Carnivora Yes
OLD-297 12543 298 - CMK MTT 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-297; "OLD CMK IV S 20.V.35." Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla in Rhino drawer Unknown
OLD-1906 13227 LIMB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1906; LIMB-f articular surface Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-3 12544 R-MAN-f, TOOTH (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK V -- OLD-3; not fossilized; "U. Pleistocene Upper Kenya Caspian C. Bed V, Olduvai, T.T. Living site contemporary with Olduvai skull. Colld. Miss DMA Bate & Dr. KP Oakley Presd. 1947." Unknown Mammalia Rodentia No
067/2493 MNK II IV/4 8154 27 - MNK L-M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Middle -- Lower left M3. Pleistocene. Card in bag with specimen states "L.S.B. Leakey, Olduvai, OLD/63, middle II". 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-P-33 13309 LIMB-f -- OLD-63 BKII 1449 Unknown Yes
OLD53 SHK? 8155 88 - SHK (?) M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Molar. (Deciduous?) Card in bag states "Field no: OLD/153 7WR4". 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No