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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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987 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
M. 17071 10384 The greater part of a mandible. 1953 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) II Chellean I Living Site LSB Leakey. 1958. Fossil Mammals of Africa: Some East African Pleistocene Suidae. British Museum. No. 14. marked Old. B.K.II, 1953/454; Brit. Mus. Palaeont. Dept. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 1958 Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Potamochoerus majus Yes
M. 14689 164 11 - HWK SKULL, MAN 1931 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) I upper Hopwood, A. 1934. New fossil mammals from Olduvai, Tanganyika territory. Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 10: 546-550. This holotype is pictured in plate 70. It was excavated 15 ft. below upper Bed 1 in a "tuffaceous deposit." It was found near the mouth of HWK. 293 - A.T. Hopwood Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius altidens Holotype No
358/1960 50 SKULL, MAN, L/R-P, L/R-M 1960 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Specimen is crushed. No locality is given. 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. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Canis mesomelas latirostris No
VFK III-IV 350 1067 44 - VFK SKULL, L/R-HOR, MAN, MAX 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) III 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 29, figure 2. 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 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Damaliscus agelaius Holotype No
1931 II 1260 9098 R/MAN-f, R/d-P, R/d-M 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:8-104. Coronoid to symphysis, p3-p4 erupting, m1-m3 erupting, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 176. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
M 103917 12634 35 - GTC R/L-MAN-f, d-P (5) 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-459; Partial left mandible with dP2 and dP4 and partial right mandible with dP2-dP4; "OLD Y GTC IV 27. (illegible)" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini No
M. 22436 1506 R/L-MAN, I, P, M 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Two mandibles with full adult dentition that are probably from the same individual. It is pictured in plate 8A. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Neotragini Phenacotragus recki No
1931 II 1153 8465 R/d-P, R-M, R-MAN, or, MAX? 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:61. Label/Publication Taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 1095. dP3-M3 erupting, juvenile, w symphysis. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 1150 8467 R/d-P, R-M, R-MAN, or, MAX? 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:61. Label/Publication Taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 428. dP4-M3 erupting, juvenile, w symphysis. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OVPP-P-48 13331 R.MAN-f (C, P2-M2) -- FLKNI L-4 6128. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos dietrichi Yes
OVPP-P-49 13332 R. MAN-f (P2-M2) -- FLKNNI 762 T2 III-3. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos mungo Yes
OVPP-P-44 13327 R. MAN-f (C) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Yes
OVPP-P-53 13335 R. MAN-f -- OLD I 1960 NNI FLK 764. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Herpestes primitivus Yes
M 104156 13042 R-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1128; R-MAN, P4-M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M. 104075 12669 R-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- R-MAN with P4, M1, M2, and M3; OLD-496; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 103880 12824 R-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-707; R-MAN with P4-M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae cf. Aepyceros Unknown
M. 104107 13023 R-MAN, P, M (2) 6/5/35 114 - Natural History Museum UK III-IV -- Right mandible with P4, M2, and M3; OLD-1109; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104162 13066 R-MAN, P, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1150; R-MAN with P4-M2 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 103881 12621 10 - BK R-MAN, P, M (2) 1931 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-446; R-MAN with P4, M2, and M3; "OLD Y BK IV 13/5/35 and 14/5/35" 310 - Hopwood Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini cf. Syncerus Unknown
M 104150 13075 R-MAN, P, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1159; R-MAN with P4-M2 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1354 13110 19 - SHK R-MAN, P (2), M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-1354; R-MAN with P3-M3; SHK II Herd Drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104183 13045 R-MAN, P (2), M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1131; R-MAN with P3-M3; probably all same individual Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M. 104097 13003 R-MAN, P (2), M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- Right mandible with P3, P4, M1, M2 and M3; OLD-1089; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104015 12619 R-MAN, P (2), M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-444; R-MAN with P3, P4, M1, and M2 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M. 104106 12643 R-MAN, P (1), M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- Right mandible with P4-M3; OLD-469; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 103889 12656 R-MAN, M, M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-481; R-MAN with M1 or M2 and M2-f or M3-f Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Tragelaphini Tragelaphus No
M 103879 12651 318 - STC R-MAN, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-476; R-MAN with M1-M3; "OLD Y STC IV 14/5/35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini No
M. 104098 13009 R-MAN, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- Right mandible with M1, M2, and M3; OLD-1095; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M. 104096 13019 R-MAN, M (3) 17/6/35 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- "OLDY VEK S 17.VI.35"; R-MAN with M1-M3; OLD-1105; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 103908 12968 R-MAN, M (2), P 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-935; R-MAN with P4, M1, and M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini cf. Syncerus Unknown
M 104017 12702 R-MAN, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-535; R-MAN with M1 and M2 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104159 13064 R-MAN, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1148; R-MAN with M2-M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 103898 12625 R-MAN, M (2) 1931 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-450; lower right mandible with M2 and M3 310 - Hopwood Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini No
M 104152 13076 R-MAN, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1160; R-MAN with M2-M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Hippotraginae Hippotragini No
OLD-208 12489 R-MAN, M 114 - Natural History Museum UK III -- OLD-208; "OLDOWAY BED III basal gravels 17/5/35" Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
M 103885 12622 39 - MRC R-MAN, d-P (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-447; R-MAN wit d-P2, d-P3, and d-P4; "OLD Y MRC 2 5 10/5/35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Tragelaphini No
1931 II 871 9107 R-MAN-f?, R/d-P, R/d-M 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- dp4-m1, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 1120. Label says "maxilla" but it's not. This specimen's number was not visible in any photographs. There are multiple photographs with fossils that potentially represent this specimen. As a result, all photographs that may represent the specimen were added to this record. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. 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
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
M. 104141 13035 R-MAN-f, M, M-f (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK I-II -- Right mandible fragment with M1 and fragments of M2 and M3; OLD-1121; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No