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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-Chelonia 5 693 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. Several tortoises are represented in beds 1, 2, and 4. There is no mention of how many specimens or what elements are preserved. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Reptilia Chelonia Indet. No
361 3938 MTT I/II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is the third metatarsal. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from FLK N, FLK NN, KK, BK, and DK but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/25 Unknown Aves No
OLD-1905 11990 LIMB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1905; unidentified limb immature fragment Unknown Mammalia Yes
OLD-110 12402 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-110; PHX intermediate Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla No
OVPP-Chelonia 6 694 14 - HWK E UK 104 - Unknown II lower All levels Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Several tortoises are represented in beds 1, 2, and 4. There is no mention of how many specimens or what elements are preserved. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Reptilia Chelonia Indet. No
OVPP-L-1542 10473 24 - DK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Indeterminate tooth fragments Unknown Indeterminate Yes
OVPP-Chelonia 7 695 29 - FC W UK 104 - Unknown II middle both levels Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Several tortoises are represented in beds 1, 2, and 4. There is no mention of how many specimens or what elements are preserved. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Reptilia Chelonia Indet. No
7285 3940 L-COX I/II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from FLK N, FLK NN, KK, BK, and DK but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Carnivora 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
OVPP-L-1091 10370 22 - SC PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.1857 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-111 12403 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-111; PHX intermediate Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla No
OVPP-Chelonia 8 696 27 - MNK 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. Several tortoises are represented in beds 1, 2, and 4. There is no mention of how many specimens or what elements are preserved.Both sites at MNK contain Chelonia specimens. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Reptilia Chelonia Indet. No
COP-12-154 9927 HUM 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Stratigraphy unknown. Immature. Large. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla No
OVPP-L-1544 10474 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Incisor Unknown Mammalia Yes
OLD-1904 11991 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1904 Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-P-28 13304 Pelvix-f, VER-f, PHX, TOOTH -- OLD-60 FLKNI L-3 067-1303 Unknown Yes
OVPP-Chelonia 9 697 31 - EF-HR 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. Several tortoises are represented in beds 1, 2, and 4. There is no mention of how many specimens or what elements are preserved. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Reptilia Chelonia Indet. No
OVPP-172 7850 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Five meters below Masek/Ndutu. -- Proximal metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-L-1037 10316 22 - SC PVG-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box: OLD/71 SC TR II SPIT 6. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.596 Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-Chelonia 10 698 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. Several tortoises are represented in beds 1, 2, and 4. There is no mention of how many specimens or what elements are preserved. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Reptilia Chelonia Indet. No
OVPP-L-1092 10371 22 - SC PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 10 specimens: OLD/71.SC.41, OLD/71.SC.109, OLD/71.SC.322, OLD/71.SC.760, OLD/71.SC.761, OLD/71.SC.1324, OLD/71.SC.1462, OLD/71.SC.1475, OLD/71.SC.1576, OLD/71.SC.1605 Unknown Mammalia No
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
303 3945 L-I Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is upper I3. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from BK, THL, and FLK N but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD-938 12970 MTT 1931 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-938 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla in rhino drawer Unknown
COP-12-91 9675 UK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lowermost -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Reptilia No
COP-12-92 9676 UK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Reptilia 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
OLD-114 12406 MTT 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-114; found in same box with OLD-295, note found with specimens illegible Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla found in Rhino drawer No
OVPP-560 9934 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 1m below OVPP-543. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Aves No
OVPP-L-1093 10372 22 - SC PHX , UK-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 9 specimens: OLD/71.SC.84, OLD/71.SC.86, OLD/71.SC.684, OLD/71.SC.685, OLD/71.SC.1293, OLD/71.SC.1294, OLD/71.SC.1387, OLD/71.SC.1471, OLD/71.SC.1472 Unknown Mammalia No
7694 3949 FEM-f I Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is distal extremity of femur. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from BK, THL, and FLK N but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-179 7857 PHX-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Proximal end of a proximal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD 68/25658 BK II 8116 10 - BK HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Pit 6. -- Humerus shaft with part of distal end. Proximal articular end not preserved. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-117 12407 MAX-f with teeth 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-117; based on note with specimen, may not be from Olduvai Unknown Mammalia Rhino or Hippo Yes
OLD-940 12972 19 - SHK UK 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-940; right nasal bone Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Antidorcas recki No
OVPP-L-1625 10411 41 - WK E Large vertebra Unknown Mammalia Yes
144 6593 19 - SHK VER, RAY-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. It is unclear how many specimens are represented by these specimens. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Perciformes No
OLD 61/7421 FLK N I Tr.III LS/1-2 8118 7 - FLK North L-FEM 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 1-2 Tr. III surface -- Shaft of left femur. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Y Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-L-1094 10373 22 - SC AST , POD 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 7 specimens: OLD/71.SC.103, OLD/71.SC.352, OLD/71.SC.480, OLD/71.SC.507, OLD/71.SC.1310, OLD/71.SC.1686, OLD/71.SC.1815 Unknown Mammalia No