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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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1690 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-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
OVPP-176 7854 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Five meters below Masek/Ndutu. -- Maxillary premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-178 7856 MAX-f, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Maxillary fragment with premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-560 9934 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 1m below OVPP-543. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Aves No
OVPP-179 7857 PHX-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Proximal end of a proximal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-180 7858 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-566 9939 R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Pebbly sands about 20m above Tuff IA. -- Right mandibular P2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-186 7864 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-189 7867 R-MAN-f, P, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Right mandible fragment with P3-M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-573 9946 MAN, R-P, L/R-M, L/R-I 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandstone 15m above ignimbrite, below Tuff IA but not sure how far below. -- Almost complete mandible with right P2-M3, left M1-2, and LI3-RI3. Three pieces- A, B, and C. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Hippotragini No
OVPP-196 7873 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae 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-578 9951 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Scree slope off of excavation of OH65. Below Tuff IB. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates 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-198 7876 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Mandibular P2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-201 7879 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle On carbonate nodules. -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae 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-590 9963 R-MAX-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandy clays right on top of granite, 10m below Tuff IB. -- Right maxilla fragment with P4-M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Antilopini No
OVPP-592 9965 L-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandy clays right on top of granite, 10m below Tuff IB.�������������������������������������� -- Left mandibular P4.�������������������� 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopini Syncerus? No
OVPP-212 7891 R-MAN, P, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III -- Right mandible with P4-M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-596 9969 MAX-f , L-M , R-P , R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA.������������������������ -- Maxillary dentition with half of left maxillary M1, M2-3, right P4 and M1 with fragments of maxilla adhering. Found with OVPP-499.����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Cephalophini? No
OVPP-597 9970 L-MAN-f, L-P, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA. -- Left mandibular P4-M1 with mandible fragment adhering. Found with OVPP-499. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini No
OVPP-599 9972 R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA. -- Right maxillary P4. Found with OVPP-499. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Hyaenidae No
OH 11 3726 24 - DK 285 - 13 PAL , L-MAX-f , TOOTH-f 1962 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Ndutu Lower Found in stream bed at bottom of gully near DK excavations. See curatorial notes for details. Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Left half of palate and maxillary arch, crowns of teeth not preserved. "It is thus impossible to assign to any stratigraphic level, although the condition of the bone, which bears a pinkish tinge, is similar to that seen in fossil bones from a conglomerate at the head of the DK gully belonging to the lower Ndutu Beds" (Leakey MD, 1971:230). Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 154 - Leakey and Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo sp. No
OVPP-605 9978 MAN-f, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA. -- Mandible fragment with premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OH 12 3727 18 - VEK 286 - 86 OCC , L/R-PAR , L/R-TEM-f , CRA-f , L-PAL , L-MAX , TOOTH-f 1962 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania IV? a Surface. Found on eroded slope of Bed III. L-TEM-f from just below marker Tuff IVa. Leakey, L., and Leakey, M. 1964. Recent discoveries of fossil hominids in tanganyika: at Olduvai and near Lake Natron. Nature 202:5-7. Crowns of teeth not preserved. Bed IVA determined on basis of matrix adhering to L-TEM-f and PAL. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition No L-TEM-f & PAL found with matrix adhering. Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo erectus No
OH 14 3729 27 - MNK 287 - 88 "Skull Site" CRA-f , FRO-f , R-PAR-f 1963 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Lower Middle B Surface. Inferred as same horizon as OH 13 (Leakey MD, 1971). 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. Juvenile (sutures unfused). Thin skull. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 11 pieces found at House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Juvenile, parietal is thin. 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
OF 68.274 762 43 - Bos K SKULL, HOR, M, P 1962 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania III, IV 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 a juvenile. It is the same individual as the horn core OF 68.205. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Syncerus acoelotus No
OH 18 3733 55 - FLK W 283 - 45 PHX 1969 104 - Unknown II Middle- 10 feet above base of Bed II, below Tuff IIC Surface Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Phalanx of the hand. 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae No
OVPP-231 7909 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Maxillary premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-613 9986 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Reptilia No
OVPP-614 9987 R-MAN-f, R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA. -- Right mandible fragment with root of P2, fragment of P3 and fragment of P4 root. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OH 22 3737 73 - VEK/MNK R-MAN-f , R-P , R-M , R-I-f , R-C-f 1968 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania III/IV Surface, indeterminate gravel Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Right half of mandible with roots of I1-C and complete P3-M2. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo cf. erectus 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
OH 24 3739 74 - DK E CRA , M , P 1968 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Lower Surface Tobias, PV. 1991. The Skulls, endocasts and teeth of Homo habilis. Cambridge: University Press. Cranium is crushed. Teeth not specified. From same horizon as OH 4. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo habilis No
OVPP-236 7914 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Mandibular premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-618 9991 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower Surface; 1m below Tuff IB. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OH 25 3740 268 - 54 L-PAR-f 1968 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania IV a Surface Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Left parietal fragment ca. asterion. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Juvenile. No
OVPP-238 7916 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Mandibular P2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No