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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
OLD-1385 11640 R-TIB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1385; right tibia distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1597 12044 AST 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1597; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-957 12979 19 - SHK MTT 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-957; may be associated with OLD-597; "Oldoway near SHK 3-4 contact 8/5/35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla in rhino drawer No
M.104143 13032 R-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- right upper M1 or M2; OLD-1118; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1888 13216 LIMB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1888 Unknown Mammalia No
M 103995 13274 P (3) IV -- OLD-460; upper premolar; " NI Layer IV" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini No
OVPP-P-45 13328 L. MAN- f (M2) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos dietrichi Yes
OVPP-Tatera 4 3964 7 - FLK North CRA-f, M I 1 Denys, C. 1989. Two new gerbillids (Rodentia, Mammalia) from Olduvai Bed I (Pleistocene, Tanzania). Neues Jahrbuch f Specimen is described as the "anterior skull fragment with the left and right upper molar rows" Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Gerbillinae Taterillini Tatera gentryi Holotype No
OLD 62/068/6643 FLK I opp. Zinj site 8131 72 - FLK Maiko Gully HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Opposite Zinj. site. -- Distal 1/3 of humerus. Articular surfaces not preserved. Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
1931 II 1241 8667 L-MTT 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:8-104. Proximal plus shaft. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 869. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 837 8923 I 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- Incisor. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 880. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Tragelaphini Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 696 9179 THO 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:62. Thoracic, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1218. This specimen's number was not visible in any photographs. As a result, the photograph was included because it is likely that the specimen is represented in this image. However, this is not confirmed and it is possible that the specimen is not in this photograph. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
FLK I 5003 10220 5 - FLK R-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. Right proximal ulna; olecranon is damaged. "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 Colius cf. striatus No
OVPP-L-1041 10320 22 - SC UK-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box: SC Site. 2 specimens: OLD/71.SC.458, OLD/71.SC.1270 Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-L-1099 10378 22 - SC UK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. Micromammal Birds Crocs - Teeth Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-L-1550 10480 296 - Dik Dik Hill 1986 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Various bones: mix of crocodile, rodent, fish, and others Unknown Yes
OLD-1386 11641 CAL 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1386 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1891 11995 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1891 Unknown Mammalia Yes
OLD-1598 12045 AST 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1598; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M 103955 12346 HOR-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed I -- OLD-673; Specimen notes "horncore distal end fragment". Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Connochaetes sp. Yes
OLD-122 12414 M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-122 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha 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
OLD-1339 13106 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1339; MTP-f with proximal end; Drawer says "Alcelaphini metapodials" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD 63/181 DK I KNM 2-037 L/2 8132 24 - DK HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 L/Z strip I -- Distal end of humerus (right?). Pleistocene. Card with specimen states "L/Z Strip I." 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
1931 II 1287 8668 L-MTT 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:8-104. Proximal + shaft. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 910. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 838 8924 I 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- Incisor. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 880. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 892 9180 R-MAN-f, R-M 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:61. W m1-m2. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: none. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
FLK I 5004 10221 7 - FLK North R-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. Right proximal ulna lacking olecranon. "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 Colius cf. striatus No
OLD-290 11427 TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-290; found in box with yellow card, but no label on bones, so we don't know if the yellow card corresponds Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1387 11642 CAL 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1387 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-409 11891 CAR 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-409; lunate carpal bone; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1599 12046 AST 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1599; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-280 12535 CAR 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-280; lunar Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae No
OLD-96 12980 24 - DK MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-96; proximal metapodial fragment; DK I S Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
M 104144 13033 L-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-1119; left upper M1 or M2; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1889 13217 TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1889 Unknown Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Unknown
OVPP-P-46 13329 R. C + R.LM2 + R.MAX-f (P2-P3) + MAX-f (P4-M2) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos Dietrichi Yes
OLD 1963/179 BK II Step trench below tuff 8133 10 - BK HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Humerus shaft (Right?). Card states "small,straght, and slender". Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
1931 II 644 8669 L-NAV 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:63. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 206. Label reads VI 206 as does the listing by Schwarz, but field number on specimen is VI 200. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 839 8925 I 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- Incisor. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 880. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No