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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
OLD-1697 12131 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1697; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1038 12271 SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1038; humerus distal end fragment; may all be from Bed IV. See strat info for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-412 9783 SCP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower 5 meters above Tuff 1F. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Aves No
OLD-1503 11731 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1503 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1698 12132 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1698; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1504 11732 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1504 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1699 12133 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1699; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1505 11733 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1505 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1700 12134 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1700; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1039 12272 SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1039; humerus distal end fragment; may all be from Bed IV. See strat info for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1506 11734 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1506; phalanx immature proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1701 12135 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1701; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-Bitis 10 1937 PTER-f 104 - Unknown I Rage J. 1973. Fossil snakes from Olduvai, Tanzania. In: Fossil vertebrates of Africa, vol. 3:1-6. 149 - J. C. Rage Unknown Reptilia Squamata Viperidae Bitis No
OLD-1507 11735 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1507; phalanx proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1711 12136 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1711; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1040 12273 SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1040; humerus distal end fragment; may all be from Bed IV; see strat info for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1348b 13258 19 - SHK P 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-1348b; lower P2 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OLD-1508 11736 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1508; phalanx distal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1712 12137 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1712; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1509 11737 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1509 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1713 12138 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1713; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1550 13146 SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-1550; May all be from Bed IV See strat info. for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
F85 3015 6 - FLK NN EPLS 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 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
OLD-1510 11738 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1510 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1714 12139 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1714; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
F173 3016 6 - FLK NN LIMB, ENPS 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 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
OLD-1511 11739 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1511 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1715 12140 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1715; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1551 13147 SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-1551; May all be from Bed IV See strat info. for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
F193 3017 6 - FLK NN NUCH, PERI 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 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
OLD-1716 12141 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1716; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
F201 3018 6 - FLK NN NUCH, PERI, PLR 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 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-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
OLD-1717 12142 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1717; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1552 13148 SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-1552; May all be from Bed IV See strat info. for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OVPP-Erinaceus 94 1944 7 - FLK North MAX-f, P, M 104 - Unknown I upper 3 Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Lipotyphya Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi Order has more recently been determined as Insectivora No
F202 3019 6 - FLK NN NUCH, PERI, PLR 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 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
OLD-1718 12143 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1718; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-Erinaceus 2 1945 7 - FLK North MAX-f, P 104 - Unknown I upper 5 Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
F300 3020 6 - FLK NN PERI, PLR 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 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