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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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1690 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
1931 II 606 8703 PHX 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:64. Intermediate. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1332. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
COP-12-146 9729 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Red matrix adhering is similar to Bed IV. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae No
OLD-1439 11677 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1439; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1636 12081 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1636; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
1931 II 621 8704 PHX 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:33. Proximal. Label/publication taxon ID: Taurotragus oryx pachyceros. Reck Field No.: II 38b. This specimen's number was not visible in any photographs. There are multiple photographs with fossils that potentially represent this specimen. As a result, all photographs that may represent the specimen were added to this record. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Taurotragini Taurotragus oryx Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
COP-12-147 9730 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Proximal phalanx. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-1440 11678 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1440; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1638 12082 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1638; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
1931 II 628 8705 PHX 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- Distal. Label/publication taxon ID: Gazella gazella praecursor. Reck Field No.: X 378. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OLD-1441 11679 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1441; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1639 12083 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1639; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-68 12797 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-68; distal MTP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
M. 21460/OR-NR VIII 343 205 CRA, MAX, HOR, M, P 1913 109 - BSPG, Munich, Germany(?)/ NHM UK(?) Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. This holotype was collected by Reck in 1913 and is housed in the Munich Museum, registered as OR-NR VIII 343. The BMNH number, M. 21460 is for the cast and is shown in plate 87. Locality was not provided by the author. 137 - A. Gentry 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Gazella Holotype - This specimen was reclassified as Antidorcas recki by Gentry and Gentry (1978). No
OVPP-Syncerus 2 766 46 - JK 2 M?, I?, P? 104 - Unknown III 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. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Syncerus acoelotus The authors describe teeth but not specifically which type(s) of teeth that are more likely to be from S. acoelotus than P. antiquus. No
OH 22 3737 73 - VEK/MNK R-MAN-f , R-P , R-M , R-I-f , R-C-f 1968 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania III/IV Surface, indeterminate gravel Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Right half of mandible with roots of I1-C and complete P3-M2. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo cf. erectus No
1931 II 638 8706 PHX, SES 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:64. Partial intermediate phalanx with attached sesamoid. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 546. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
RMNH306 9474 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Anterior 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-12-149 9732 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Distal phalanx. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-1442 11680 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1442; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1641 12084 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1641; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-307 12362 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-307; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-141 12432 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK III -- OLD-141; pedal bone Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
OLD-500 12674 321 - GHJK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-500; podial; "OLDY GHJK II S 31.V.35." Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae No
OVPP-P-60 13341 R-MAN (P3-M1), L-MAN (C, P3-M1) -- OLD-57 BKII 1273. Cast Unknown Carnivora Yes
OVPP-Syncerus 3 767 10 - BK M?, I?, P? 104 - Unknown II 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. The authors discuss teeth found at BK II but does not specifically describe which type(s) of teeth are found. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Syncerus acoelotus The authors describe these specimens as being smaller than P. oldowayensis. No
OH 23 3738 5 - FLK L-MAN-f , L-P , L-M , 1968 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania IV/Masek Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Left mandible fragment with P4-M2. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. Bed IV in Leakey (1971), referred to as having derived from Masek Beds in other publications (e.g., Millard, 2009). 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo erectus No
761 7651 7 - FLK North MAN, P, (n=5), M, (n=3), C I Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is a left and right mandible with P3, M1 and C-M2. Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Otocyon recki No
1931 II 653 8707 PHX 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:64. Distal. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 533. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OLD-1443 11681 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1443; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1642 12085 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1642; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
1963.2717 768 P 1963 104 - Unknown 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. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Syncerus acoelotus No
1365 2842 10 - BK L-SPINE-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
9317 7652 7 - FLK North MAN, P, (n=6), M, (n=2), C I Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is a right and a left mandible with P3-M1 and C-M1. Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Otocyon recki No
1931 II 654 8708 PHX 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:64. Distal. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 873. Morphology is different from other specimens. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
COP-12-151 9734 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-1444 11682 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1444; metapodial proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1643 12086 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1643; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-20 12363 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-20; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae Yes
OLD-142 12433 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-142; pedal bone; "S '31" Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
M 104174 13052 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1138; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Unknown