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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-Mammalia 3801 83 - FLK NW AST, (n=33), CAL, (n=73), FEM, (n=272), HUM, (n=186), I, (n=316), M, (n=108), MAN, (n=161), MAX, (n=68), MTP, (n=257), PHX, (n=77), PVG, (n=218), RAD, (n=55), SCP, (n=40), TIB, (n=395), ULNA, (n=76), VER, (n=595) I 20 Arcos, S., Sevilla, P., and Fernandez-Jalvo, Y. 2010. Preliminary small mammal taphonomy of FLK NW level 20 (Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania). Quarternary Research 74:405-410. MNI is 198. Authors describe specimens as "small mammals". Unknown Mammalia Authors describe specimens as "small mammals". No
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
D. 33 1491 5 - FLK MTC-f 1960 104 - Unknown I Gentry, A. W. 1966 Fossil Antilopini of East Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History, Geology. 12: 43-106. 9 pls. Proximal end 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Gazella No
OVPP-Cichlidae 11 2572 6 - FLK NN RAY, VER, SPINE 1960 104 - Unknown I 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. It is unclear how many individuals are represented by these specimens. The specimens are from trench VI (980). 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae 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
OVPP-168 7846 FEM 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Five meters below Masek/Ndutu. -- Needs preparation- in three pieces. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD 61/2974 8104 MAN-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Fragment of alveolar margin of mandible. Card in bag states "Field no. 067/2974, Bed I, MPC I, OLD 1961". Pleistocene. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-L-237 8379 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-87-87-Z-S. Box #: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
1931 II 919 9153 THO 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- Thoracic. Label/publication taxon ID: Philantomba monticola. Reck Field No.: IV 269. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
RMNH1 9409 FEM 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
COP-12-83 9667 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-552 9923 HOR 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sand about 1.5m below Tuff IA. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD FLK NI 19721 10198 6 - FLK NN ULNA-f 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. One proximal end of an ulna. "The specimen numbers are catalogue numbers of the Olduvai fossil birds, and the data are kept at the Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville. The fossils belong to the Tanzanian Ministry of Antiquities, Dar es Salaam. They were collected by Mary Leakey in 1960-1962" (Haarhoff, 1993:193). Unknown Aves Coliiformes Coliidae Urocoliinae Urocolius No
OLD-883 11418 TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-883 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1347a 11615 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-1347a; proximal phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OLD-306 11866 AST 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-306 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1905 11990 LIMB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1905; unidentified limb immature fragment Unknown Mammalia Yes
OLD-716 12335 TUSK 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-716 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
OLD-110 12402 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-110; PHX intermediate Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla No
M 103884 12850 M 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-740; lower left M1 or M2; collected by Bate and Oakley; presented 1947 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Tragelaphini Tragelaphus No
M. 104123 13020 L-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- Left upper M2; OLD-1106; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini 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
D. 34 1492 5 - FLK MTC-f 1960 104 - Unknown I Gentry, A. W. 1966 Fossil Antilopini of East Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History, Geology. 12: 43-106. 9 pls. Proximal end 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Gazella No
1303 3939 R-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 2012/6/25 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-169 7847 L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Five meters below Masek/Ndutu. -- Left mandibular M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD 61/2971 MPC I 8105 24 - DK TOOTH 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Tooth in concretion. Canine? Needs preparation. Card in bag states "Dental fragment OLD 1961 067/2971". Pleistocene. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Y Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-L-238 8380 I 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-87-57-1-S. Box #: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae No
1931 II 920 9154 THO 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- Thoracic. Label/publication taxon ID: Philantomba monticola. Reck Field No.: IV 274. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
RMNH100 9410 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Posterior first phalanx IV. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
COP-12-84 9668 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I -- Proximal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-553 9924 L-AST 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sand about 1.5m below Tuff IA. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
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
OLD-1348a 11616 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-1348a; proximal phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OLD-313 11867 TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-313 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
M 104233 12020 L-SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1183 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M. 104106 12643 R-MAN, P (1), M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- Right mandible with P4-M3; OLD-469; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104202 12768 L-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-631; left upper M1 or M2 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104215 13094 THO 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-1178 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Unknown
OLD-1806a 13204 HUM-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1806a; HUM-f shaft Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No