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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-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
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
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
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-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
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
OVPP-3 7681 M-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- M3 fragment 157 - L. Hlusko 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae 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
OVPP-6 7684 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Not sure if specimen is fossilized. 157 - L. Hlusko 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-390 9761 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower 3 meters above Tuff 1F. -- M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
M 103887 12567 R-M 1931 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-362; right upper M1 or M2 310 - Hopwood Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Tragelaphini No
OVPP-Tapinochoerus 2 247 5 - FLK M 1959 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. This specimen is pictured in plate 32. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Phacochoerini Tapinochoerus sp. No
OVPP-13 7691 MAN-f, M, I 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Less than 0.5 meters above Bed I lava. -- In matrix, fragments; needs preparation. Possibly associated postcranial specimens. 157 - L. Hlusko 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-Mesochoerus 1 252 23 - TK M 104 - Unknown II Lower layers Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Suini Mesochoerus heseloni 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
OVPP-655 10028 HUM-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sands 1m below carbonate that overlies Tuff IA channel fill. -- Distal humerus. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/03 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-796 12895 298 - CMK M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-796; CMK IV S Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-20 7697 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper -- M3 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae 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
OVPP-405 9776 M-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower 5 meters above Tuff 1F. -- Fragment of M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
M. 14684 1346 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 Holotype 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-416 9787 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower 5 meters above Tuff 1F. -- Mandibular M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-40 7717 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III One meter above Bed II contact. -- Needs preparation. M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-L-110 4078 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-51 7729 MAN, M, I 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Claystone interbedded with sandstone; concretions coming from sandstone above claystone; one meter above Tuff IB. -- Complete suid mandible in sandstone concretion. Needs significant preparation. Visible teeth unobscured by concretion are right and left central incisors and portion of left M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No