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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
F20 3055 24 - DK XIPHI 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 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. 152 - W. Auffenberg 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Reptilia Testudines The author mentions there are over 3,000 fossilized turtle fragments from Olduvai Gorge, 98% of which are from the species Pelusios sinuatus. However, it is unclear which specimens belong to which species based on the description given. When it was unclear, the specimen is only referred to as belonging to the Order Testudines. No
F708 3033 6 - FLK NN XIPH 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 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. 152 - W. Auffenberg 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Reptilia Testudines The author mentions there are over 3,000 fossilized turtle fragments from Olduvai Gorge, 98% of which are from the species Pelusios sinuatus. However, it is unclear which specimens belong to which species based on the description given. When it was unclear, the specimen is only referred to as belonging to the Order Testudines. No
OVPP-Clarias 27 2728 6 - FLK NN VOM, SKULL-f, FRO, L-SORB, L-SUBO, MSEH-f, L-OPER, IOPL-f, SUPP, CRHL, R/L-EPHL-f, R/L-ARTC, DNTY-f, CLEI-f, R/L-SPINE, VER-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 2 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. MNI=49. Multiple of each element is represented, authors do not specify number of every element. These specimens come from trench III 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-L-1632 10494 41 - WK E Vertebral centrum 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Unknown Mammalia Yes
OLD-1180 13096 VERT (15) 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-1180 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-714 12336 VERT 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-714 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
M 104218 13095 VERT 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-1179; LUM or THO Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-677 12345 VERT 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-677 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1186 13099 VER-f (17) 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-1186 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Behemota Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD 61/2975 MPC I KNM 2.95 8114 VER-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Vertebral fragment. Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-L-1038 10317 22 - SC VER-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box: OLD/71 SC TR II SPIT 6. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.711 Unknown Mammalia No
1288 6596 19 - SHK VER-f 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
729 2801 33 - SWK VER-f 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. At least 3 (probably 4) individuals are represented by the Clarias specimens 626, 726, 727, 729, and 878. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
71 8135 VER-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Vertebral fragments. Two vertebral centrums and one fragment. label on bag states "OLD 1957 SHK II 8?7." 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-L-1044 10323 22 - SC VER-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box: SC Bone. 2 specimens: OLD/71.SC.558, OLD/71.SC.1855 Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-L-1045 10324 22 - SC VER-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box: SC Bone. 6 specimens: OLD/71.SC.249, OLD/71.SC.256, OLD/71.SC.257, OLD/71.SC.275, OLD/71.SC.539, OLD/71.SC.560 Unknown Mammalia No
1288 2825 19 - SHK VER-f 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-Clarias 39 2848 68 - GRC VER-f 1957 104 - Unknown Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OLD-1050 11445 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1050 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1051 11446 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1051 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1052 11447 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1052 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1053 11448 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1053 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1054 11449 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1054 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1055 11450 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1055 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1056 11451 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1056 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1057 11452 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1057 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1058 11453 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1058 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1471 11709 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1471 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1472 11710 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1472 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1473 11711 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1473 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1474 11712 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1474 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1475 11713 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1475 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1476 11714 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1476 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1477 11715 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1477 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1478 11716 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1478 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1069 11464 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1069 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1479 11717 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1479 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1070 11465 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1070 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1480 11718 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1480 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1071 11466 VER-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1071 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes