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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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138 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
067/1984 8156 89 - HWK E (?) TOOTH 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Tooth. Pleistocene. Olduvai. Label in bag with specimen states "Not primate, try carnivore". other label in bag states "III/1/2 HWK E. I OLD62". 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Label in bag with specimen states "Not primate, try carnivore". No
067/2452 8216 TOOTH-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Tooth fragment. Card in bag with specimen states "Olduvai". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
1931 II 26 8537 CRA, d-TOOTH 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Remane A. 1925. Der Fossile Pavian (Papio Sp.) von Oldoway nebst Bemerkungen über die Gattung Simopithecus. CW Andrews, H Reck (Ed.). In: Wissenschaftliche ergebnisse der Oldoway-Expedition 1913, vol. 2. pp. 83-90. Complete cranium with most teeth, juvenile. Reck Field No.: X 738. Museum label notes: 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini Papio Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 846 8434 TOOTH 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- Reck Field No.: None. Matrix chunk with several indet. tooth fragments. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Y Mammalia Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 890 8446 TOOTH-f, (N=7) 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:60. Label/Publication Taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: E 139. E 139 listed by Schwarz as cranial specimen. Upper tooth fragments (n=7). 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
7446 7643 7 - FLK North CRA-f, TOOTH I Zinjanthropus 3 Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is the anterior portion of the skull with teeth. Specimen is broken. Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Canis mesomelas latirostris No
7446 3882 7 - FLK North CRA-f, TOOTH I Zinjanthropus 3 Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is the anterior portion of the skull with teeth. Specimen is broken. Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Canis mesomelas latirostris No
COP-12-31 9617 TOOTH 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Reptilia Crocodilia Crocodylidae 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
KNM 2.64 8106 5 - FLK TOOTH-f, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 3 -- Dental fragments including M3, M1 or M2, upper molar. Specimen in box with label stating "FLK NNI 068/6640 (teeth). Card in bag with box states "Loc. Olduvai, LSB Leakey '68, field no. 068/6640 FLK NNI level 3". 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
M 104164 13067 TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1151; incisor or canine Unknown Mammalia Giraffidae or Equidae Yes
M 104221 13083 TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-1167; upper tooth Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae 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
M. 17073 10386 An isolated lower canine tooth. 1953 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) II B.K.II LSB Leakey. 1958. Fossil Mammals of Africa: Some East African Pleistocene Suidae. British Museum. No. 14. Brit. Mus. Palaeont. Dept. Marked Old. B.K.II, 1953/443 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 1958 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suoidea Suidae Potamochoerus majus Yes
MB.Ma.17196 9257 TOOTH-f 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Mfn room number: 0026. Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.17197 9258 TOOTH-f 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Mfn room number: 0026. Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.17199 9259 TOOTH-f 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Mfn room number: 0026. Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.25148 9189 L-TOOTH 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Upper. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.25149 9190 L-TOOTH 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Upper. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.25150 9191 TOOTH 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Lower. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.25151 9192 TOOTH-f 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Upper. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.25153 9194 TOOTH 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Upper. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus oldowayensis Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.25168 9195 L-TOOTH 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany Horizont 1-3 -- Upper. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.25169 9196 TOOTH 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany Horizont 1-3 -- Upper. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.25170 9197 TOOTH-f 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany Horizont 1-3 -- Upper. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.25171 9198 TOOTH 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany Horizont 1-3 -- Lower. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.25172 9199 L-TOOTH 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany Deinotherium horizont; Leakey site -- Upper. Reck field number: IV 83d. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
MB.Ma.7065 9218 TOOTH-f 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Tooth frag & thin section by W. Janensch. Reck field number: XIX 1548. Mfn room number: 2251. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. 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
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 16 3731 72 - FLK Maiko Gully 283 - 45 CRA-f , TOOTH , MAN , 1963 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II base Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Upper and lower dentition, calotte, and > 1500 unidentified fragments due to cattle trampling. Majority of fragments found on surface of Tuff IF, some teeth found in situ, 2 feet above Tuff IF. 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 habilis Leakey LSB, 1964 refers to this specimen as Homo erectus. Leakey, Tobias, and Napier provisionally assign it to Homo habilis (referred material, not paratype) (1964), and Leakey MD, 1971 refers to it as cf. Australopithecus. Yes
OH 30 3745 72 - FLK Maiko Gully 283 - 45 TOOTH , d-TOOTH , CRA-f , 1969 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Lower Surface "Parts deciduous and germ dentitions" (Leakey MD, 1971:234). Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Australopithecus boisei No
OH 39 3754 37 - HWK EE TOOTH , d-TOOTH 1972 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Upper In fallen block from Upper Bed I. Surface. Leakey, M.D. 1978. Olduvai fossil hominids:their stratigraphic positions and associations. In: Jolly, CJ, editor. Early hominids of Africa. London:Duckworth. P. 3-16. Upper dentitions: Partial permanent and deciduous dentition. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo habilis No
OH 46 3761 6 - FLK NN TOOTH 1960 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 3 Leakey, M.D. 1978. Olduvai fossil hominids:their stratigraphic positions and associations. In: Jolly, CJ, editor. Early hominids of Africa. London:Duckworth. P. 3-16. Broken crown of molar or premolar. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Australopithecus boisei No
OH 62/998 8412 FEM-f, TOOTH 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Femoral head and teeth. 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae No
OH 64 3779 81 - HWK W TOOTH 1989 104 - Unknown II Lowermost 20 mm above Tuff IF in "basal waxy clay". Clarke, R.J. Published online 4 May 2012. A Homo habilis maxilla and other newly-discovered hominid fossils from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Olduvai Special issue, JHE Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Australopithecus boisei No
OH 65 3780 82 - 64 MAX , TOOTH 1995 127 - National Natural History Museum, Arusha, Tanzania I Middle/Upper Blumenschine, R. J., Peters, C. R., Masao, F. T., et al. 2003. Late Pliocene Homo and Hominid Land Use from Western Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Science 299, 1217-1221. Author describes specimen as "complete maxilla with all teeth and lower face of adult". Specimen is pictured in images 1-11. (Images from R. Clarke 2011). Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo habilis Large habilis No
OH 71 3786 24 - DK TOOTH 2003 127 - National Natural History Museum, Arusha, Tanzania I Lower “Discovered by an Earthwatch project led by F.T. Masao in 2003 and 2004, respectively, and will be described elsewhere.” -R. Clarke (2011) Specimen is shown. Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae No
OH 72 3787 24 - DK TOOTH 2004 127 - National Natural History Museum, Arusha, Tanzania I Lower “Discovered by an Earthwatch project led by F.T. Masao in 2003 and 2004, respectively, and will be described elsewhere.” -R. Clarke (2011) Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae No
OLD 1960/3101 FLK N I 8092 7 - FLK North TOOTH 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Molar or premolar? Sieving. Specimen not labeled. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No