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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
COP-12-60 9644 99 - 95 A R-M-f, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Right mandible fragment with M2 and M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
COP-12-61 9645 99 - 95 A R-MAX-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Left maxillary fragment with P3-M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Tragelaphini No
COP-12-62 9646 99 - 95 A R-MAN-f, R-MAN 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Right mandible fragment with M2-M3. Possibly same individual as COP-12-61. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Y No
COP-12-63 9647 99 - 95 A R-MAN-f, R/d-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Right mandible fragment with dM2 and M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
COP-12-64 9648 99 - 95 A M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
COP-12-65 9649 99 - 95 A M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae No
COP-12-66 9650 99 - 95 A L-AST 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-67 9651 99 - 95 A L-MAX-f, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Left maxilla fragment with M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
COP-12-53 9638 98 - 95 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania IV -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-54 9639 98 - 95 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-55 9640 98 - 95 R-MAN-f, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III -- Right mandible fragment with M2 and M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
COP-12-56 9641 98 - 95 HOR 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania IV -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Neotragini No
COP-12-58 9642 98 - 95 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu -- Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae No
COP-12-59 9643 98 - 95 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Two maxillary molars. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
S. 202 783 96 - 63 SKULL, P, M, I 1970 104 - Unknown 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. This nearly complete skull with dentition is pictured in plate 6. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Reduncinae Reduncini Kobus sigmoidalis This specimen may belong to the species K. ellipsiprymnus. 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
COP-12-2 9587 82 - 64 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper -- Upper molar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-4 9589 82 - 64 L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower -- Upper left M3 with maxillary bone adhering. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini Theropithecus No
COP-12-5 9590 82 - 64 L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower -- Upper left molar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OH 83 13062 17 - PLK 323 - 23 NRCR 127 - National Natural History Museum, Arusha, Tanzania Ndutu Upper Reiner, W. B., Masao, F., Sholts, S. B., Songita, A. V., Stanistreet, I., Stollhofen, H., … & Hlusko, L. J. (2017). OH 83: A new early modern human fossil cranium from the Ndutu beds of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. American journal of physical anthropology, 164(3), 533-545. 292 - Proyecto Olduvai Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae No
OLD-489 12662 320 - 39 SES 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-489 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
M 103936 12780 10 - BK 302 - 5 HOR-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-654; "Oldoway BK II 5 14.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis No
M 103930 12670 10 - BK 302 - 5 HOR 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-497; partial horncore; "Oldoway BK II 5 14.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis No
M 103931 12671 10 - BK 302 - 5 HOR 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-498; partial horncore; "Oldoway BK II 5 14.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis No
M 103933 12672 10 - BK 302 - 5 HOR 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-499; partial horncore; "Oldoway BK II 5 14.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis Unknown
M 103937 12675 10 - BK 302 - 5 HOR-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-501; "Oldoway BK II 5 14.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis No
M 103932 12676 10 - BK 302 - 5 HOR-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-502; "Oldoway BK II 5 14.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis No
M 103960 12680 54 - NGC 302 - 5 HOR-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-506; "OLD Y NGC IV 5 20/5/35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Connochaetes No
M 103907 12710 39 - MRC 302 - 5 L-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-543; left upper M1 or M2; "OLD Y MRC-2 5 10/5/35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini cf. Syncerus Unknown
M 103934 12914 10 - BK 302 - 5 HOR-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-819; "Oldoway BK II 5 14.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis No
M 103961 12595 54 - NGC 302 - 5 HOR-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-417; "OLD Y NGC IV 5 20/5/35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Connochaetes No
M 103891 12718 25 - GC 302 - 5 L-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-559; left upper M1 or M2; "OLD Y GC ?IV 5" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini cf. Syncerus Unknown
M 103926 12920 10 - BK 302 - 5 R-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-827; R upper M1 or M2; "Oldoway BK II 5 14.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis No
M 103935 12613 10 - BK 302 - 5 HOR-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-436; "Oldoway BK II 5 14.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis No
M 103927 12614 10 - BK 302 - 5 HOR-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-437; "Oldoway BK II 5 14.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis No
M 103928 12845 10 - BK 302 - 5 HOR-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-735; "Oldoway BK II 5 14.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis No
OH 28 3743 38 - WK 290 - 36 L-PVG-f , L-FEM-f 1970 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania IV a Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Left femoral shaft and left innominate. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo erectus No
OH 20 3735 11 - HWK 289 - 44 L-FEM-f 1959 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II or I Lowermost if Bed II, upper if Bed I Surface Day, MH. 1969. Femoral Fragment of a Robust Australopithecine from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Nature. 22: 230-233. Proximal end of large left femur missing head, greater and lesser trochanters damaged. Either Lower Bed II or Upper Bed I (Leakey MD, 1971:233). Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Australopithecus cf. boisei No
OH 19 3734 29 - FC W 288 - 89 M-f 1963 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Middle 15 feet above chert horizon Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Half of a very worn molar. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae No
OH 13 3728 27 - MNK 287 - 88 "Skull Site" MAN , MAX , CRA-f 1963 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Lower Middle IIB 5 feet above chert horizon Paratpye. "This consists of a sub-adult skull, probably female, with the third molars coming into wear. It is represented by the greater part of the mandible, including the complete dentition, although the crowns of the incisors are damaged and the left ascending ram us is not preserved; the greater part of the maxillae, represented by two fragments both lacking the anterior portions; the greater part of the occipital; the right parietal and temporal; parts of the left parietal and temporal; together with a few frontal fragments and approximately fifty additional pieces which it has not been possible to fit together" (Leakey MD, 1971:231). Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 5 pieces found at House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo habilis Paratype No