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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-Pipistrellus 1 24 6 - FLK NN MAN 104 - Unknown I middle 3 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Chiroptera Microchiroptera Vespertilionoidea Vespertillionidae Vespertillioninae Pipstrellini Pipistrellus rueppelei This mandible resembles P. rueppelei but is somewhat larger and is roughly the size of P. dormeri from India. No
OVPP-Varanus 1 231 UK 104 - Unknown I Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Several specimens have been found but no description is given. 140 - E.E. Williams 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Reptilia Squamata Scleroglossa Anguimorpha Varanoidea Varanidae Varanus No
F558 6848 CARA-f, NRL-f 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) -- The authors say this specimen comes from "SI" though this is not a known locality. 152 - W. Auffenberg Unknown Reptilia Testudines Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone sp. The author puts this specimen in Geochelone, species B. No
MW 49/136 6877 PERI-f 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 152 - W. Auffenberg Unknown Reptilia Testudines Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone pardalis 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
NN 42 6878 R-PLR 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 152 - W. Auffenberg Unknown Reptilia Testudines Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone sp. The author puts this specimen in Geochelone, species B. No
F558 3081 CARA-f, NRL-f 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) -- The authors say this specimen comes from "SI" though this is not a known locality. 152 - W. Auffenberg Unknown Reptilia Testudines Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone sp. The author puts this specimen in Geochelone, species B. No
F1385 3099 10 - BK EPLS, HYPL 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) II -- 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 Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone pardalis No
OVPP-Geochelone 1 3106 10 - BK R-HYPL-f 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) II 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 Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone pardalis No
OVPP-Geochelone 2 3107 24 - DK PLR-f, CARA-f 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 Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone pardalis 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-Geochelone 3 3108 24 - DK PERI-f 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 Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone pardalis 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-Geochelone 4 3109 24 - DK NRL-f 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 Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone pardalis 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
MW 49/136 3110 PERI-f 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 152 - W. Auffenberg Unknown Reptilia Testudines Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone pardalis 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
NN 42 3111 R-PLR 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 152 - W. Auffenberg Unknown Reptilia Testudines Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone sp. The author puts this specimen in Geochelone, species B. No
766 3942 MTP I 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, and MNK but does not specifically assign site. Specimen is pictured in image 1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-557 9931 R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2m above red silts. -- Right maxillary M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-637 12771 P 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-637; upper premolar, assorted fragments (8) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-565 9938 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower About 20m above Tuff IA. -- M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
1955.257 3962 10 - BK R-M 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 Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-577 9950 M-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 6m below Tuff IB. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-480 12655 26 - FC R-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-480; right upper M2, partly unworn; FSC IIS 23.5.35 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Phacochoerini Metridiochoerus formerly Tapinochoerus meadowsi No
OVPP-L-8 3975 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-87-112-1-5; Box #: OLD87. (Maxillary?) 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-488 12661 C 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-488 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
COP-12-122 9706 MAN-f, L/R-I, L/R-C-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper -- Mandibular symphysis with left and right I1 and left I2 erupting, left and right canine roots present and alveolus for left P1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-Metridiochoerus 2 3716 24 - DK M 104 - Unknown I Bishop, L. C. 2010. Suoidea. Werdelin, L., Sanders, W. J., eds. In: Cenozoic Mammals of Africa. London: University of California Press. pp. 821-842. 156 - L. Bishop Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Phacochoerini Metridiochoerus compactus No
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
OLD-980 12992 5 - FLK C 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-980; FLK II S Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-672 12792 316 - VEK S R-MAN-f, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-672; R-MAN-f with P4-M3; VEKS 12.4(?).35 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae Kolpochoerus majus No
COP-12-139 9723 L-MAX-f, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III -- Left maxillary M3 with maxilla adhering. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-769 12873 65 - SHK S C 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-769; upper canine; "OLDY SHK II S. 13.V.35." Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-678 12796 33 - SWK C 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-678; 1 large fragment and 8 small fragments; SWK II S13 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
MB.Ma.7065 9218 TOOTH-f 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Tooth frag & thin section by W. Janensch. Reck field number: XIX 1548. Mfn room number: 2251. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
COP-12-153 9736 R-MAX-f, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Right maxillary M1 with adhering bone. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-L-43 4010 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-88-259-2-5. Box #: OLD881-E. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/30 Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-368 9739 MTC 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower -- Third metacarpal. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-503 12677 39 - MRC TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-503 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-372 9743 MAN-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower -- Fragment of mandibular symphysis. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-628 10001 M-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Surface 6m below Tuff IB; sandy calcareous clays. -- M3 fragment. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-780 12881 C 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-780; surface Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-375 9746 M-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower -- Fragment of M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-781 12882 27 - MNK TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-781; "OLDY MNK IV ? S 15/5/35" Unknown maybe MAN or MAX adhering; in concretion Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No