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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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326 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-Canis 1 3889 7 - FLK North AST, CAL, MTP I Zinjanthropus 3 Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Author does not specify number of each element or whether any of the specimens are from the same individual. Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Canis mesomelas latirostris No
OVPP-380 9751 L-AST, MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper Below Tuff 1E. -- Left astragalus and associated metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-73 7751 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper Level of Tuff 1E. -- Proximal metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-472 9843 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper -- Lateral? 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-1491 12219 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed IV Surface -- OLD-1491; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1492 12220 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed IV Surface -- OLD-1492; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1493 12221 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed IV Surface -- OLD-1493; metapodial proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-244 11843 11 - HWK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed I Surface -- OLD-244; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae Yes
OLD-1309 13105 5 - FLK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK II S -- OLD-1309; MTP immature (distal epiphysis missing); Drawer says "Alcelaphini metapodials"; "OLDY FLK II S 2.3.11" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-76 12866 24 - DK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK I S -- OLD-76; distal metapodial; DK I S Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-77 12874 70 - EHK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK I S -- OLD-77; distal metapodial; EHK I S Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Yes
OLD-1458 11696 11 - HWK MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I S -- OLD-1458; metapodial distal end fragment; "Oldoway HWK I Surface" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OLD-1578 13164 11 - HWK MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I S -- OLD-1578; distal MTP-f Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1580 13166 18 - VEK MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I S -- OLD-1580; distal MTP-f Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1581 13167 80 - MCK MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I S -- OLD-1581; distal MTP-f Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1640 13172 18 - VEK MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I S -- OLD-1640; distal MTP-f Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-195 7874 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Proximal metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-197 7875 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-229 7907 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-431 9802 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle 2 meters above Tuff 1F. -- Lateral? 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-9 9594 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lowermost -- Fifth metapodial. Large. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla No
OVPP-589 9962 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandy clays right on top of granite, 10m below Tuff IB. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-616 9989 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Surface; pebbly sands at top of Bed I section. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-421 9792 MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- Distal fragment of metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-689 10062 MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Surface, sandstone with pebbles about 5m above gray sandstone. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-308 7986 MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 1 meter above Bed I lavas. -- metapodial 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-311 7989 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 1 meter above Bed I lavas. -- Metapodial 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-69 7747 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Claystone three meters above Tuff 1B. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-332 8010 MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- proximal metapodial 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora 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
DK I 5197 L/1 8243 24 - DK MTP 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 1 -- Metapodial. Card in bag with specimen states "OLD 63 DK I L/2 Strip I 86,117, 5196-7 Cynocephalinae." Other card in bag states (written in pen) "Not weathered metapodials (indet.)) Field no. OLD 63 DK I L/2 Strip 86, 117, 5196-7." Card also has statement written in pencil by Paul F. Whitehead (possibly written at later date) stating "2 Proximals are metacarpals; 1 proximal is metacarpal; can't I.D. distal (P.W.)". Specimen found in bag with DK I ?17 (Metacarpal) and OLD/63 DK I 86 (Metatarsal). 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-316 11868 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-316; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-318 11869 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-318; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-634 12769 19 - SHK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-634; metapodial shaft Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae 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-172 7850 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Five meters below Masek/Ndutu. -- Proximal metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD-320 11870 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-320; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1570 12023 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1570; Specimen notes "metapodial distal end fragment". Taxonomy notes "in 'Alcelaphini drawer'". Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1571 12024 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1571; metapodial distal end fragment; taxonomy notes in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
1565 3944 MTP II 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 Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No