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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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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
OVPP-P-42 13325 L-UM2 -- DKA Bed I. Cast Unknown Carnivora Viverridae Pseudocivetta Ingens Yes
OVPP-P-50 13333 L. MAN-f (P2-P4) , L.LUM1 -- FLKNNI Bed I. Cast Unknown Carnivora Viverridae Pseudocivetta ingens Yes
OVPP-Genetta 1 74 7 - FLK North R-MAN, R-P, R-M 104 - Unknown I upper 4 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 Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae Viverrinae Genetta No
OVPP-Genetta 2 79 7 - FLK North R-MAN, R-P, R-M 104 - Unknown I upper 4 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 Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae Viverrinae Genetta No
OVPP-Genetta 3 82 6 - FLK NN M 104 - Unknown I middle 2, 3 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 Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae Viverrinae Genetta sp. No
OVPP-Viverridae 1 83 6 - FLK NN M 104 - Unknown I middle 2, 3 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 Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae No
OVPP-Civettictis 1 84 6 - FLK NN d-M 104 - Unknown I middle 2, 3 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 Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae Civettictis sp. No
OVPP-Civettictis 2 85 6 - FLK NN M 104 - Unknown I middle 2, 3 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Lower first molar. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae Civettictis sp. No
OVPP-Civettictis 3 86 6 - FLK NN L-MAN, L-d-P, L-P 104 - Unknown I middle 2, 3 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 Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae Civettictis sp. No
OVPP-Crossarchus 1 88 6 - FLK NN R-MAN, R-P, R-M 104 - Unknown I middle 3 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 Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae Crossarchus No
OVPP-Genetta 4 89 6 - FLK NN L-MAN, L-P, L-d-P 104 - Unknown I middle 3 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 Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae Viverrinae Genetta No
OVPP-Bitis 8 1935 MAX-f 104 - Unknown I Rage J. 1973. Fossil snakes from Olduvai, Tanzania. In: Fossil vertebrates of Africa, vol. 3:1-6. 149 - J. C. Rage Unknown Reptilia Squamata Viperidae Bitis No
OVPP-Bitis 9 1936 MAX-f 104 - Unknown I Rage J. 1973. Fossil snakes from Olduvai, Tanzania. In: Fossil vertebrates of Africa, vol. 3:1-6. 149 - J. C. Rage Unknown Reptilia Squamata Viperidae Bitis No
OVPP-Bitis 13 1940 5 - FLK L-MAX 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. Rage J. 1973. Fossil snakes from Olduvai, Tanzania. In: Fossil vertebrates of Africa, vol. 3:1-6. This specimen is pictured in Plate 1, figures 5-8. 149 - J. C. Rage Yes Reptilia Squamata Viperidae Bitis olduvaiensis Holotype No
OVPP-Bitis 14 1941 5 - FLK MAX-f 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. Rage J. 1973. Fossil snakes from Olduvai, Tanzania. In: Fossil vertebrates of Africa, vol. 3:1-6. This specimen is pictured in plate 1, figure 9. 149 - J. C. Rage Unknown Reptilia Squamata Viperidae Bitis olduvaiensis No
OVPP-Pipistrellus 1 24 6 - FLK NN MAN 104 - Unknown I middle 3 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 Chiroptera Microchiroptera Vespertilionoidea Vespertillionidae Vespertillioninae Pipstrellini Pipistrellus rueppelei This mandible resembles P. rueppelei but is somewhat larger and is roughly the size of P. dormeri from India. No
OVPP-Nycticeius 1 21 7 - FLK North MAN 104 - Unknown I upper 1 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 Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Nycticeius schlieffeni No
OVPP-Nycticeius 2 22 7 - FLK North MAN 104 - Unknown I upper 1, 2, 3 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 Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Nycticeius schlieffeni This specimen resembles N. schlieffeni. No
766 3942 MTP I 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, and MNK but does not specifically assign site. Specimen is pictured in image 1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-557 9931 R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2m above red silts. -- Right maxillary M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-565 9938 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower About 20m above Tuff IA. -- M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-120 12412 M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-120 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae No
1955.257 3962 10 - BK R-M II Gentry, A., and Gentry, A. 1969. Fossil camels in Kenya and Tanzania. Nature 222:898. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-121 12413 M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-121 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae No
OVPP-577 9950 M-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 6m below Tuff IB. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-122 12414 M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-122 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae No
OLD-480 12655 26 - FC R-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-480; right upper M2, partly unworn; FSC IIS 23.5.35 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Phacochoerini Metridiochoerus formerly Tapinochoerus meadowsi No
OVPP-L-8 3975 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-87-112-1-5; Box #: OLD87. (Maxillary?) 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
COP-12-122 9706 MAN-f, L/R-I, L/R-C-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper -- Mandibular symphysis with left and right I1 and left I2 erupting, left and right canine roots present and alveolus for left P1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-Metridiochoerus 2 3716 24 - DK M 104 - Unknown I Bishop, L. C. 2010. Suoidea. Werdelin, L., Sanders, W. J., eds. In: Cenozoic Mammals of Africa. London: University of California Press. pp. 821-842. 156 - L. Bishop Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Phacochoerini Metridiochoerus compactus No
OLD-672 12792 316 - VEK S R-MAN-f, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-672; R-MAN-f with P4-M3; VEKS 12.4(?).35 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae Kolpochoerus majus 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
COP-12-153 9736 R-MAX-f, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Right maxillary M1 with adhering bone. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-L-43 4010 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-88-259-2-5. Box #: OLD881-E. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/30 Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-368 9739 MTC 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower -- Third metacarpal. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-328 12555 MAX-f, M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-328 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae No
OVPP-372 9743 MAN-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower -- Fragment of mandibular symphysis. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-628 10001 M-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Surface 6m below Tuff IB; sandy calcareous clays. -- M3 fragment. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-375 9746 M-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower -- Fragment of M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No 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