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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
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
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
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
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. 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 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
OVPP-P-43 13326 L- MAN (C, P1-M2) -- FLKNI L-3 III-3 761 . Cast Unknown Carnivora Canidae Otocyoninae Prototocyon cf. recki Yes
M 104014 12652 L-MAN, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-477; L-MAN with M1-M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M. 104108 13030 MAN-f, TOOTH-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- Mandible fragments with unerupted tooth fragments; OLD-1116; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae cf. Antilopini or Aepyceros Yes
OVPP-P-44 13327 R. MAN-f (C) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Yes
OVPP-P-45 13328 L. MAN- f (M2) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos dietrichi Yes
1931 II 892 9180 R-MAN-f, R-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 1913:61. W m1-m2. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: none. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 893 9181 L-MAN-f, L-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 1913:61. W m1-m2. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 883. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. 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
1931 II 843 9182 R-MAN-f, R-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 1913:61. W m1-m3. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1183. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 885 9183 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-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 1913:40. W p3-m1. Label/publication taxon ID: Gazella gazella praecursor. Reck Field No.: II 40. Museum label notes: Paratypus Paratype of Gazella gazella praecursor n. subsp. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
M 103888 12657 L-MAN, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-482; L-MAN with M2 and M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Tragelaphini Tragelaphus No
1931 II 1106 9184 L-MAN-f, L-P 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. W p4. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 883. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. 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
OVPP-P-48 13331 R.MAN-f (C, P2-M2) -- FLKNI L-4 6128. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos dietrichi Yes
OLD-289 12538 MAN, TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-289; Mandibular symphysis with teeth, many fragments in box Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae No
OVPP-P-49 13332 R. MAN-f (P2-M2) -- FLKNNI 762 T2 III-3. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos mungo Yes
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
OVPP-P-50 13333 L. MAN-f (P2-P4) , L.LUM1 -- FLKNNI Bed I. Cast Unknown Carnivora Viverridae Pseudocivetta ingens Yes
OVPP-P-31 13307 R-MAN-f (P2-P4) -- OLD-62 DKIC L-3 . Herpestidae or Viverridae Unknown Carnivora Yes
OVPP-P-52 13334 L. MAN-f -- OLD I 1960 NN II-3 FLKI 753(or 763?). Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Herpestes primitivus Yes
OLD-1356 13112 L-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1356; L-MAN with P4-M3; Part of Reck collection in Munich. Numbers written on bone are German field numbers and do not correspond to stratigraphy Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
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
OVPP-P-55 13337 L.MAN-f (P3-M1) -- OLD-51 BKII 1510. Cast Unknown Carnivora Hyaenidae Crocuta Yes
M 103910 12867 316 - VEK S L-MAN, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-760; left mandible with M2 and M3; "OLD Y VEK S 18.VI.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini cf. Syncerus Unknown
01. R. M5-65 3195 R-MAN-f, M 104 - Unknown I Jaeger, J.J. 1976. Les rongeurs (Mammalia, Rodentia) du Pleistocene inferieur d’Olduvai Bed I (Tanzanie) 1ere Partie: Les Murides. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:58-120. This species is found at FLK NI, layers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; FLK NNI, layers 2 and 3; FLK I, Zinjanthropus layer. It is unclear where individual specimens come from, however. Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Praomys minor No
MB.Ma.25173 9200 R-MAN-f, R-M 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany Horizont 3 -- Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
M. 104117 12990 L-MAN, L-P (1), L-M (3) -- Left mandible with P4-M3; OLD-977; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104168 13043 L-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1129; L-MAN, P4-M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini 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
M 104161 13044 27 - MNK L-MAN-f, P, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1130; L-MAN-f with P4-M2; "Oldoway 6.5.35 M.N.K. S" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OH 7 3722 6 - FLK NN 283 - 45 MAN , L-PAR , R-PAR-f , M , OCC-f , L/R-TEM-f , PHX , CAR 1960 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 3 On surface of clay immediately overlying Tuff IB. Leakey, L.S.B., Tobias, P.V. & Napier, J.R. 1964. A new species of the genus Homo from Olduvai Gorge. Nature 202(4927): 7-9. Holotype. "Jonny's Child". Juvenile. Mandible with partial dentition and unerupted R/L-M3, almost complete left parietal and fragments of right parietal, left and right petrous portions (temporal) , "sundry small skull fragments ... [and] twenty-one bones of the hand, including the trapezium, scaphoid and a number of phalanges" (Leakey, MD, 1971:228). "One upper molar, a terminal phalanx, and a broken capitate bone, found on the surface, probably also belong to this individual" (:226). Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo habilis Holotype No
OLD-493 12667 R-MAN-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-493; R-MAN-f and symphsis with with erupting teeth in concretion Unknown in concretion Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae in Hippo drawer Unknown
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