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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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7924 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-L-1623 10409 41 - WK E Fragment of a long bone Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OVPP-L-1542 10473 24 - DK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Indeterminate tooth fragments Unknown Indeterminate Yes
OVPP-L-1544 10474 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Incisor Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-L-1624 10410 41 - WK E Proximal femur Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OVPP-L-1545 10475 296 - Dik Dik Hill 1986, 5 - FLK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania 10 Specimens total: 2 vertebrae, 2 carnivore teeth, 1 carnivore mandible fragment with tooth CF viverridae , 2 carnivore metapodials, 1 bovidae distal fibula Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-Actinopterygii 1 2666 6 - FLK NN 104 - Unknown I 2, 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. There are several fragments of unidentified fish but the types of specimens and number of individuals are not given. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii No
OVPP-L-1546 10476 11 - HWK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera Yes
OVPP-L-1625 10411 41 - WK E Large vertebra Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-L-1547 10477 5 - FLK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Right proximal femur Unknown Mammalia Primates Haplorrhini Simiiformes Cercopithecidae Yes
OVPP-L-1548 10478 5 - FLK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Left femur of a carnivore Unknown Yes
OVPP-Gerbillus 2 438 7 - FLK North 104 - Unknown I upper All levels 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 Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Gerbilinae Gerbilini Gerbillus sp No
SHK II 1957.1284 161 19 - SHK 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. Elements preserved were not described. 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. 138 - E. Schwarz 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Damaliscus angusticornis This specimen was reclassified by Gentry and Gentry (1978) as Parmularius angusticornis. No
OVPP-Saccostomus 3 439 5 - FLK 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. 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 Rodentia Nesomyidae Cricetomyinae Saccostomurini Saccostomus sp. No
OVPP-L-1549 10479 78 - FLK S 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Fibula Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae Yes
OVPP-L-1627 10414 41 - WK E Large vertebra Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-Camelus 1 3963 10 - BK II Gentry, A., and Gentry, A. 1969. Fossil camels in Kenya and Tanzania. Nature 222:898. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-Hetercephalus 453 14 - HWK E 104 - Unknown II 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 Rodentia Bathyergidae Heterocephalinae Heterocephalus sp. No
OVPP-L-1550 10480 296 - Dik Dik Hill 1986 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Various bones: mix of crocodile, rodent, fish, and others Unknown Yes
OVPP-L-1628 10415 41 - WK E Large vertebra Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-L-1543 10481 296 - Dik Dik Hill 1986 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania 4 Fragments of horncores, 2 cervical vertebrae, 1 molar Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-L-1551 10482 296 - Dik Dik Hill 1986 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Assortment of small fragments: approximately 25 rodent incisors, 1 distal femur leporidae, 5 crocodile teeth, 5 vertebral fragments, 2 fish, & others Unknown Yes
M. 21482 733 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) I 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. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Tragelaphini The authors indicate this specimen may be from a kudu or from a "sitatunga-like tragelaphine". No
OVPP-L-1629 10416 41 - WK E Metapodial Unknown Mammalia Yes
MB.Ma.13612 9188 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Mfn room number: 0026. Cabinet: P0936-4. Drawer: 1. Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Deinotheriidae Deinotherium hopwoodi Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OVPP-L-1630 10417 41 - WK E Vertebral centrum Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-L-1552 10483 296 - Dik Dik Hill 1986 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Miscellaneous tooth fragments Unknown Mammalia Yes
M 104042 12863 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-756; lower right M1 or M2 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-L-1553 10484 296 - Dik Dik Hill 1986 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Miscellaneous tooth fragments Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-L-1554 10485 5 - FLK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Tip of canine Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
OVPP-L-1631 10418 41 - WK E Bone fragments Unknown Yes
OVPP-L-1555 10486 296 - Dik Dik Hill 1986 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Miscellaneous tooth fragments Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-L-1556 10487 11 - HWK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Indeterminate bone fragments Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-L-1632 10419 41 - WK E Large vertebral centrum Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-L-1565 10488 24 - DK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Approximately 150 bone fragments of crocodile Unknown Reptilia Crocodilia Crocodylidae Crocodylus Yes
OVPP-L-1566 10489 297 - TK Fish Gully 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania 30 Indeterminate bone fragments Unknown Yes
OVPP-Metridiochoerus 1 7478 104 - Unknown Bishop, L. C. 2010. Suoidea. Werdelin, L., Sanders, W. J., eds. In: Cenozoic Mammals of Africa. London: University of California Press. pp. 821-842. It is unclear what elements were recovered or locality. 156 - L. Bishop Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Phacochoerini Metridiochoerus hopwoodi No
OVPP-L-1633 10420 41 - WK E Fragment of vertebra Unknown Yes
OVPP-L-1569 10491 297 - TK Fish Gully 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Approximately 200 bone fragments from microfauna and fish Unknown Yes
OVPP-Pelorovis 87 757 104 - Unknown -- 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
OVPP-L-1492 10421 37 - HWK EE Horncore Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes