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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-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
MB.Ma.13618 9221 MAN, M 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Reck field number: XVIII 1439-1440. Mfn room number: 0026. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Elephas recki Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.13628 9224 MAN, M 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Reck field number: XVIII 1439-1440. Mfn room number: 0026. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Elephas recki Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.13714 9229 L-MAN, L-M 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Reck field number: XVII 1384. Mfn room number: 0026. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Elephas recki Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OVPP-377 9748 MAN 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu? -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
OLD-53 12696 CRA-f, L/R-MAN-f, SKEL-f, TOOTH-f, TUSK-f (23 total) 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-53; Immature CRA, MAN and SKEL frags and teeth and tusk frags. MAN-f has erupting tusk; Note says "please try and fit together". The left and right MAN frags fit along the symphysis Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
OLD-55 12713 MAN, TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-55; MAN with teeth Unknown sediment adhering Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
OLD-826 12919 MAN-f, TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-826; MAN-f with teeth Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
OVPP-732 10105 MAN-f, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 8m below Tuff IA; surface, eroded onto silts. -- Mandible fragment with molar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae 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
OLD-212 12493 70 - EHK MAN-f 1935 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-212; "Oldoway EHK Bed I base 25/VI/35"; Colld & presd. Dr. LSB Leakey, 1935 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
OVPP-Elephas 2 91 8 - MK MAN, C, M, I, P 104 - Unknown I lower Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Several other specimens found at this site in Bed I but probably fell from Bed II. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Specimen was "embedded in matrix." Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Elephas africanavus No
OVPP-Elephas 3 92 MAN 104 - Unknown II lower Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Many mandibles and upper dentition were recovered from bed 2. This specimen is pictured in plate 18. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Elephas exoptatus No
OLD-241 12516 30 - DC MAN-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-241; partial MAN endentulous; "Oldoway DC II 11.v.35"; Colld. & presd. Dr. LSB Leakey, 1935. Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
OLD-933 12966 MAN-f, M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-933 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae 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. 17074 10385 A fragment of mandible with a well preserved lower third molar 1935 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) I top of Bed I F.L.K. LSB Leakey. 1958. Fossil Mammals of Africa: Some East African Pleistocene Suidae. British Museum. No. 14. Brit. Mus. Palaeont. Dept. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 1958 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae Potamochoerus majus Yes
M. 17090 10388 A broken fragment of the left side of a mandible with damaged first molar, but with second and third molars intact. 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) II Kamasian Pluvial LSB Leakey. 1958. Fossil Mammals of Africa: Some East African Pleistocene Suidae. British Museum. No. 14. Holotype. Formerly Coryndon Museum No. F. 3666. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 1942 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae Suinae Suini Mesochoerus olduvaiensis Yes
OLD-611 12756 316 - VEK S L-MAN-f, TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-611; juvenile Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-615 12757 R-MAN-f, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-615; R-MAN-f with 2 M and one erupting Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-924 12960 313 - GRK L-MAN-f, I (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-924; L-MAN-f with symphysis and I1-2; GRK II 8.5.35 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae Kolpochoerus olduvaiensis No
OLD-468 12642 L-MAN-f, M 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-468; L-MAN-f with roots of M3; "bed I surface"; "Hopwood?" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae Kolpochoerus olduvaiensis 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-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-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
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
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
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-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
M. 14682 10382 Part of a left mandibular ramus with P3-M1 and the alveolus for P2. 1934 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV upper part, Middle Pleistocene Kanjeran Pluvial LSB Leakey. 1958. Fossil Mammals of Africa: Some East African Pleistocene Suidae. British Museum. No. 14. 1934 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Potamochoerus majus Holotype. Originally classified as Koiropotamus majus (Hopwood, 1934). Reclassified as Potamochoerus majus (Leakey, 1942). Unknown
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
OVPP-464 9835 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower 1 meter above Tuff 1F. -- Right mandibular P3-4 and M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-724 10097 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 8m below Tuff IA. -- Right mandible fragment in concretion with P4 and M1-3. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae 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
OVPP-759 10133 L-MAN-f, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Below Tuff IA. -- Left mandible fragment with broken M1 and complete M2-3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae potamochoerus No
OLD-717 12831 MAN-f, TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-717; MAN-f with one tooth root; 7 pieces Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
COP-12-45 9630 L-MAN-f, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Left mandibular fragment with M3. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae Small No
G. 356 102 5 - FLK MAN, L/R-P, L/R-M, L/R-C, L/R-I 1960 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 23. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Suini Promesochoerus mukiri Holotype No
OVPP-518 9889 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Right mandible fragment with P2-4 and M1-3. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Potamochoerini Kolpochoerus No
FLK N I 1236 106 7 - FLK North MAN, P, M 1961 104 - Unknown I upper 6 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. FLK N I 1235 and 1236 are two parts of the same individual and are both considered the holotype. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Suini Ectopotamochoerus dubius Holotype No