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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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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-40 13323 M-f -- OLDUVAI I-S 1941 F.3036 Bed I surface Unknown Carnivora Felidae or Hyaenidae Yes
OVPP-L-1546 10476 11 - HWK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera Yes
OVPP-Felis 1 482 19 - SHK UK 104 - Unknown II middle Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Felinae Felis serval No
OVPP-Panthera 2 483 10 - BK UK 104 - Unknown II upper Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera tigris No
OVPP-P-56 13338 C -- OLD-55 BKII 301. Cast Unknown Carnivora Felidae Panthera leo Yes
OVPP-Panthera 3 484 10 - BK UK 104 - Unknown II upper Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera sp. No
OVPP-Felidae 3 488 7 - FLK North UK 104 - Unknown II lower Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Indet. No
OVPP-P-57 13339 C-f -- OLD-55 BKII 302. Cast Unknown Carnivora Felidae Panthera leo Yes
OVPP-Machairodontinae 3 491 7 - FLK North UK 104 - Unknown II lower Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Machairodontinae Indet. No
OVPP-Machairodontinae 4 492 19 - SHK UK 104 - Unknown II middle Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Machairodontinae Indet. No
OVPP-P-58 13340 C -- OLD-55 BKII 303. Cast Unknown Carnivora Felidae Panthera leo Yes
OVPP-Panthera 1 273 UK 104 - Unknown I Leakey, LSB, 1951. Olduvai Gorge: a report on the evolution of the handaxe culture in Beds I-IV. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera pardus No
OVPP-Leo 1 274 UK 104 - Unknown I, II, IV Leakey, LSB, 1951. Olduvai Gorge: a report on the evolution of the handaxe culture in Beds I-IV. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Leo leo No
Unknown Acinonyx 1 275 11 - HWK UK 104 - Unknown I Leakey, LSB, 1951. Olduvai Gorge: a report on the evolution of the handaxe culture in Beds I-IV. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Acinonyx sp. No
OVPP-P-6 13281 Several tympanic bullae + a few dental frags. , , -- FLKNNI Bed V GRAVEL. Original. Looks Modern, Not Fossilized Unknown Carnivora Felidae Yes
1273/1957 57 MAN, L/R-P, L-C, L/R-M 1957 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) II Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. The author alludes to a skull and mandible that had not yet been described at the time of publication in 1965. Original information indicated that this specimen was located in Nairobi. This specimen is likely within the material that was repatriated to Dar in 2011, but this has yet to be confirmed. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera indet. No
301/1955 58 C 1955 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) II Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. No locality is given by author. Original information indicated that this specimen was located in Nairobi. This specimen is likely within the material that was repatriated to Dar in 2011, but this has yet to be confirmed. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera indet. No
302/1955 59 C-f 1955 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) II Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. The canine is damaged. Author does not give information on the locality. Original information indicated that this specimen was located in Nairobi. This specimen is likely within the material that was repatriated to Dar in 2011, but this has yet to be confirmed. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera indet. No
1033/1957 60 P-f 1957 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) II Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. No locality information is provided. Original information indicated that this specimen was located in Nairobi. This specimen is likely within the material that was repatriated to Dar in 2011, but this has yet to be confirmed. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera indet. No
791/1957 61 C-f 1957 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. This is only a damaged root of the canine. Original information indicated that this specimen was located in Nairobi. This specimen is likely within the material that was repatriated to Dar in 2011, but this has yet to be confirmed. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Machairodontinae The author suggests it is like a saber-toothed cat but is "far too large to belong to the small species...from Bed 1." This specimen could be one of the specimens listed in Leakey (1971) from DK, FLK NN, FLK N II, or SHK. No
M. 20233 65 MAN 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) II Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. No locality listed. It was found on the surface but the author suggests it might come form Bed 2. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Felinae Felis crassidens No
M. 20231 67 TIB-f 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) II Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. No locality given. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera crassidens The author suggests this specimen may belong to the subfamily Machairodontinae. No
M. 20230 68 TIB 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) II Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. No locality given. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera crassidens The author suggests this specimen may belong to the subfamily Machairodontinae. No
M. 14676 69 HUM-f, ULN 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. No locality given. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae No
OVPP-P-17 13293 HAMMER -- NN hammer cat. Looks modern, not fossilized Unknown Carnivora Felidae Yes
OVPP-P-18 13294 HAMMER-f -- NN hammer lion. Looks modern, not fossilized Unknown Carnivora Felidae Panthera leo Yes
OVPP-P-27 13303 LIMB (femur) -f -- OLD-60 DALK Bed IV Unknown Carnivora Felidae Panthera Yes
OVPP-Felidae 2 487 7 - FLK North UK 104 - Unknown I upper 1 Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Indet. No
OVPP-Felidae 1 486 24 - DK UK 104 - Unknown I lower 2 Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Indet. No
OVPP-Machairodontinae 1 489 24 - DK UK 104 - Unknown I lower 2 Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Machairodontinae Indet. No
OVPP-508 9879 R-HUM-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff 1A. -- Right distal humerus. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae No
OVPP-Machairodontinae 2 490 6 - FLK NN UK 104 - Unknown I middle 2, 3 Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Machairodontinae Indet. No
COP-12-46 9631 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Middle Below Tuff 1E. -- Mandibular M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae No
OVPP-700 10073 CALC 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Surface, on top of marker just below Tuff IA. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae No