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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
OVPP-P-44 13327 R. MAN-f (C) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Yes
OVPP-Gentryi 1 3965 5 - FLK MAN-f, (n=114), M, (n=62), MAX, (n=53) I Specimens were found from all FLK sites Denys, C. 1989. Two new gerbillids (Rodentia, Mammalia) from Olduvai Bed I (Pleistocene, Tanzania). Neues Jahrbuch f Mandible assemblage consists of 14 with M/123 and 100 with M/12 or M/1 or M/2. Isolated molar assemblage consists of 14 M/1 and 16 M1/. Maxilla assemblage consists of 52 with M12/ or M1/ and one with M123/. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-P-31 13307 R-MAN-f (P2-P4) -- OLD-62 DKIC L-3 . Herpestidae or Viverridae Unknown Carnivora Yes
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 62/068/66 42 FL E K ?.I S 8161 5 - FLK L-MAN-f, M-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Fragment. Left mandible with third molar broken. Other information in card states "FLK I (See OLD Catalog)". Pleistocene. Archaeological locality is possibly FLK E? 2012/07/31 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLDUVAI KNM? 8164 L-MAN-f, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Post. Part of left mandible with third molar. In BM loan collection. 2012/07/31 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-P-60 13341 R-MAN (P3-M1), L-MAN (C, P3-M1) -- OLD-57 BKII 1273. Cast Unknown Carnivora Yes
OLD-1922 13236 MAN-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1922; MAN-f symphysis Unknown Mammalia No
OLD 6I/2968 DK I Pit.5 8192 24 - DK MAN-f, M, M-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Pit.5 -- Mandibular fragment with second molar and fragment of first molar. Pleistocene. Card in bag with specimen states "Papio sp" and Cercopithecoidea". 2012/08/02 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-267 7945 MAN 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Edentulous mandible. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/08 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Insectivora No
OVPP-18 7695 MAN-f, TOOTH 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Less than 0.5 m above Bed I lava. -- Mandible fragment completely covered in concretion, two teeth present with buccal sides visible, all other sides obscured by concretion. Needs significant preparation. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-L-87 4055 MAN-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/30 Unknown Mammalia No
OLDUVAI ? M 8221 L-MAN-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Jolly, C.J. 1965. Origins and specialization of the long-faced Cercopithecoidea. PhD thesis, University of London. Left mandible fragment. Card in bag with specimen states "Superior end of left ascending ramus condyle or coronoid. Process rather weathered. In BM loan collection. Field No: OLDUVAI". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-Mammalia 3801 83 - FLK NW AST, (n=33), CAL, (n=73), FEM, (n=272), HUM, (n=186), I, (n=316), M, (n=108), MAN, (n=161), MAX, (n=68), MTP, (n=257), PHX, (n=77), PVG, (n=218), RAD, (n=55), SCP, (n=40), TIB, (n=395), ULNA, (n=76), VER, (n=595) I 20 Arcos, S., Sevilla, P., and Fernandez-Jalvo, Y. 2010. Preliminary small mammal taphonomy of FLK NW level 20 (Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania). Quarternary Research 74:405-410. MNI is 198. Authors describe specimens as "small mammals". Unknown Mammalia Authors describe specimens as "small mammals". No
OLD/1960 FLK I 8246 5 - FLK MAN-f, TEETH 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Mandible fragment with teeth. Specimen found in bag with other small fragments of different bones, and also found with specimen OLD? FLK?. Card in bag with specimen states "OLDUVAI 1960 FLK I Main dig. Zinj level, section F. Galago". Other card with specimens states "strip 39-1+2 W". 2012/08/07 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
FLK NNI 1011 8257 6 - FLK NN MAX, MAN, CRA-f, R/L-M, TOOTH-f, UK-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Packed in National Museum in Nairobi, Kenya in box 188 or 189 labeled "Cercopithecidae" for transport to National Museum of History, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Maxilla, mandible, cranium fragment, right second and third molar, left third molar, tooth fragment and unknown fragment. Other card in bag states "FLK NNI 1011 + another individual there? M3 etc ED `81". 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD? FLK? 8258 91 - FLK (?) MAN-f, M, UK-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Mandible fragment with molar. Specimen found in small box with other small fragments and OLD/1960 FLK I. Card in bag with specimen states "Olduvai 1960 FLK I Main dig. Zinj. level, section F. galago". Other card with specimens states "Strip 3 '9- 1+2' W". 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD/70 WKE A.518 8267 41 - WK E L-MAN-f, d-TOOTH 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Left mandible fragment with two teeth (d). Card with box states "Olduvai Bed IV WKE Old/70 A.518. Left mandible fragment with third deciduous premolar and fourth deciduous premolar. ?Cercocebus B7." 2012/08/10 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-75 7753 MAN-f, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper Just above Tuff 1F. -- Mandible fragment with P2-3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia No
OVPP-P-13 13288 Frag. L. MAN (frags. P4-M1) + R. LM1 + Frag. MAN (M1) -- NI 10.171 V-3. Original. Several Specimen, with a mix of Taxa Unknown Carnivora Yes
OLD-2 12487 24 - DK MAN-f, M 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-2; left mandibular fragment with molar; "OLD/64 DK I B+ Surface" Unknown Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-738 10111 MAN-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Mandibular symphysis. Endentulous. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates No
OVPP-P-14 13289 L-MAN(M1)-f -- NI V-5 067-1317. Original Unknown Carnivora Yes
OLD 1960 S.42 HWK II 8050 11 - HWK L-MAN-f, P, M 1960 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Packed in National Museum in Nairobi, Kenya in box 188 or 189 labeled "Cercopithecidae" for transport to National Museum of History, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Emclosed card found with specimen states "Pleistocene Spec: Frag lt. mandible with PM3-4 and MI." 2012/7/20 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD 1960 SHK II 067/2771 8053 19 - SHK L-MAN-f, M 1960 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Upper -- Packed in National Museum in Nairobi, Kenya in box 188 or 189 labeled "Cercopithecidae" for transport to National Museum of History, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Enclosed card states: "Spec: Frag left mandible with symphysis. M1-3 in place. Loc: Olduvai. L.S.B. Leakey '60. Field no: OLD 1960 SHK II 067/2771. Pleistocene. Cercopithecoidea." Left mandible fragment with M1-3. 2012/7/23 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
COP-12-62 9646 99 - 95 A R-MAN-f, R-MAN 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Right mandible fragment with M2-M3. Possibly same individual as COP-12-61. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Y No
OVPP-P-45 13328 L. MAN- f (M2) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos dietrichi Yes
OVPP-P-55 13337 L.MAN-f (P3-M1) -- OLD-51 BKII 1510. Cast Unknown Carnivora Hyaenidae Crocuta Yes
OVPP-Heterocephalus 4 2903 7 - FLK North MAN, TOOTH, (n~60) 104 - Unknown I upper Denys, C. 1989. A new species of bathyergid rodent from Olduvai Bed I (Tanzania, Lower Pleistocene). Neue Jahrbuecher Geologica Palaeontologica 5:257-264. 147 - C. Denys Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Bathyergidae Heterocephalinae Heterocephalus jaegeri No
OVPP-Heterocephalus 7 2963 7 - FLK North MAN-f, (n=55), M 104 - Unknown I upper Denys, C. 1989. A new species of bathyergid rodent from Olduvai Bed I (Tanzania, Lower Pleistocene). Neue Jahrbuecher Geologica Palaeontologica 5:257-264. 147 - C. Denys Yes Mammalia Rodentia Bathyergidae Heterocephalinae Heterocephalus jaegerijaegeri No
OVPP-Python 11 1942 MAN 104 - Unknown Rage J. 1973. Fossil snakes from Olduvai, Tanzania. In: Fossil vertebrates of Africa, vol. 3:1-6. This mandible is pictured in plate 1, figures 3 and 4. 149 - J. C. Rage Unknown Reptilia Squamata Boidae Python sebae No
FLK N I 231 1234 7 - FLK North MAN 104 - Unknown I 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 mandible is from an immature individual. 137 - A. Gentry 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Antidorcas recki No
FLK N I 1310 1235 7 - FLK North MAN 104 - Unknown I 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 mandible is from an immature individual. 137 - A. Gentry 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Antidorcas recki 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
FLK N I 7828 1236 7 - FLK North MAN 104 - Unknown I 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 from an immature individual. 137 - A. Gentry 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Antidorcas recki No
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
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
FLK I G.067/1100 703 5 - FLK R-MAN, R-M, R-P 104 - Unknown I 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 1, figure 1. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Tragelaphini Tragelaphus strepsiceros maryanus No
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
OVPP-177 7855 R-MAN-f, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Right mandible fragment with M1-M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No