Search the database

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.

Search Results

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
OVPP-168 7846 FEM 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Five meters below Masek/Ndutu. -- Needs preparation- in three pieces. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD 61/2974 8104 MAN-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Fragment of alveolar margin of mandible. Card in bag states "Field no. 067/2974, Bed I, MPC I, OLD 1961". Pleistocene. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-L-237 8379 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-87-87-Z-S. Box #: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-83 9667 M 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
OLD-1905 11990 LIMB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1905; unidentified limb immature fragment Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-Clarias 21 2573 6 - FLK NN FRO, MSEH, SPHT, L-OPER, SKULL-f, L/R-QUAD, L/R-DNTY, RAY-f 104 - Unknown I 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. MNI=3. These specimens are from trench VI. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
138 6580 19 - SHK L/R-PSTM 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. 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
FLK NI 29627 10199 7 - FLK North L-HUM-f 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Left proximal humerus broken at base of bicipital crest. "The specimen numbers are catalogue numbers of the Olduvai fossil birds, and the data are kept at the Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville. The fossils belong to the Tanzanian Ministry of Antiquities, Dar es Salaam. They were collected by Mary Leakey in 1960-1962" (Haarhoff, 1993:193). Unknown Aves Coliiformes Coliidae Colius cf. striatus No
OLD-1806a 13204 HUM-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1806a; HUM-f shaft Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-Clarias 22 2576 6 - FLK NN L-ETHM, SOCC, SKULL-f, R-PORB, L-PAL, R/L-EPHL, R/L-CRHL, R/L-ARTC, CLEI-f, VER, L/R-QUAD, L-DNTY 1960 104 - Unknown I 2, 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. MNI=66. Multiple of each element is represented; authors do not specify the numbers for every element. These specimens are from trench II. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
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
OVPP-L-239 8381 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: ?. Box #: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-85 9669 M 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
FLK NNI 3136 10200 6 - FLK NN L-HUM-f 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Distal end of left humerus. "The specimen numbers are catalogue numbers of the Olduvai fossil birds, and the data are kept at the Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville. The fossils belong to the Tanzanian Ministry of Antiquities, Dar es Salaam. They were collected by Mary Leakey in 1960-1962" (Haarhoff, 1993:193). Unknown Aves Coliiformes Coliidae Colius cf. striatus No
OLD-316 11868 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-316; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OVPP-171 7849 R-MAN-f, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Five meters below Masek/Ndutu. -- Right mandibular fragment with M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD 1953/117 BK II Ex 8108 10 - BK L-MAN-f, M 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. Left mandibular fragment with M2 and roots of M3. In BM loan collection. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-L-240 8382 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-??___?. Box #: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae 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
FLK NI 12875 10201 7 - FLK North R-HUM-f 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Proximal right humerus. "The specimen numbers are catalogue numbers of the Olduvai fossil birds, and the data are kept at the Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville. The fossils belong to the Tanzanian Ministry of Antiquities, Dar es Salaam. They were collected by Mary Leakey in 1960-1962" (Haarhoff, 1993:193). Unknown Aves Coliiformes Coliidae Colius cf. striatus No
OLD-671 11419 M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-671 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-318 11869 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-318; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-634 12769 19 - SHK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-634; metapodial shaft Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae No
OLD-1806b 13205 HUM-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1806b; HUM-f distal shaft Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae 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-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 62/5001 DK I A/2 8109 24 - DK M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 A? -- Lower M3. Cynocephalinae? Card in bag states "L/1". Pleistocene. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-L-241 8383 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-87-__?-?-S. Box #: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-554 9928 M-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sand about 1.5m below Tuff IA. -- Mandibular M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae No
FLK NI 12401 10202 7 - FLK North R-HUM-f 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Proximal right humerus. "The specimen numbers are catalogue numbers of the Olduvai fossil birds, and the data are kept at the Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville. The fossils belong to the Tanzanian Ministry of Antiquities, Dar es Salaam. They were collected by Mary Leakey in 1960-1962" (Haarhoff, 1993:193). Unknown Aves Coliiformes Coliidae Colius cf. striatus No
OLD-320 11870 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-320; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1570 12023 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1570; Specimen notes "metapodial distal end fragment". Taxonomy notes "in 'Alcelaphini drawer'". Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M 104022 12525 R-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-262; right upper M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphini 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
M. 104124 13022 R-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- Reduncini or Hippotragini; lower right M1 or M2; OLD-1108; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Hippotragini or Reduncini Yes
2609 3943 MAX, P, (n=4), M, (M=2) 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, and MNK but does not specifically assign site. Specimen is pictured in image 1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD-1364 11620 R-MTT-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1364; right metatarsal shaft and proximal end fragments Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1571 12024 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1571; metapodial distal end fragment; taxonomy notes in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes