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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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987 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
M 104168 13043 L-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1129; L-MAN, P4-M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-L-20 3987 MAN-f, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- No original specimen label. Box #: OLD87. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-3 12544 R-MAN-f, TOOTH (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK V -- OLD-3; not fossilized; "U. Pleistocene Upper Kenya Caspian C. Bed V, Olduvai, T.T. Living site contemporary with Olduvai skull. Colld. Miss DMA Bate & Dr. KP Oakley Presd. 1947." Unknown Mammalia Rodentia No
OVPP-218 7896 MAN-f, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Needs preparation. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
M 104161 13044 27 - MNK L-MAN-f, P, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1130; L-MAN-f with P4-M2; "Oldoway 6.5.35 M.N.K. S" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-219 7897 R-MAN-f, R-M, R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper -- Left P3 through symphysis to right M3, has P4-M3 crowns; P3 is broken; missing all inferior portion of mandible and labial surface of symphisis. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini Theropithecus No
OVPP-L-23 3990 R-MAN-f, M, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- No original specimen label. Box #: OLD87. Right mandible fragment with P1-3 and M2-3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-493 12667 R-MAN-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-493; R-MAN-f and symphsis with with erupting teeth in concretion Unknown in concretion Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae in Hippo drawer Unknown
M 104183 13045 R-MAN, P (2), M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1131; R-MAN with P3-M3; probably all same individual Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-604 9977 MAN-f, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopini No
OVPP-605 9978 MAN-f, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA. -- Mandible fragment with premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-L-27 3994 MAN-f, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- No original specimen label. Box #: OLD87. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 Unknown Y (Some adhering matrix is red- suggesting Bed III.) Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
M. 104075 12669 R-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- R-MAN with P4, M1, M2, and M3; OLD-496; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD 62/068/66 42 FL E K ?.I S 8161 5 - FLK L-MAN-f, M-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Fragment. Left mandible with third molar broken. Other information in card states "FLK I (See OLD Catalog)". Pleistocene. Archaeological locality is possibly FLK E? 2012/07/31 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
MB.Ma.29311 9209 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Reck field number: VII 814. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0448-6. Drawer: 71. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Canis Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OLDUVAI KNM? 8164 L-MAN-f, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Post. Part of left mandible with third molar. In BM loan collection. 2012/07/31 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-232 7910 L-MAN-f, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Mandible fragment with M1 or M2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae No
OVPP-614 9987 R-MAN-f, R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA. -- Right mandible fragment with root of P2, fragment of P3 and fragment of P4 root. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
1931 II 874 8448 R-MAN, or, MAX? 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. Label/Publication Taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: IV 29. Too small for Megalotragus. Alv only P4-M3. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OVPP-P-60 13341 R-MAN (P3-M1), L-MAN (C, P3-M1) -- OLD-57 BKII 1273. Cast Unknown Carnivora Yes
OLD-1922 13236 MAN-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1922; MAN-f symphysis Unknown Mammalia No
BK II 1963.067/1635 1303 10 - BK MAN, d-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. This is an immature individual. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Indet. No
M 104002 12799 L-MAN, P, M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-684; L-MAN with P4 and M1 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-L-41 4008 M, P, L-MAN-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-88-24?1-5. Box #: OLD881-E. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-362 9738 L-MAN, L-P, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu Contact -- Left mandible with P4 and M3. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
FLK NN I 608 212 6 - FLK NN MAN, CRA, HOR, MAX 1960 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I middle 1, 2, 3 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. This specimen was badly cracked and weathered prior to fossilization. Other specimens are found here as well. 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. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini This specimen was reclassified as Hippotragus gigas by Gentry and Gentry (1978). No
Old. BK II Ex. 1953/117 1310 10 - BK L-MAN-f, L-M 104 - Unknown II Jolly, C. J. 1972. The classification and natural history of Theropithecus (Simopithecus)(Andrews, 1916), baboons of the African Plio-Pleistocene: British Museum (Natural History) 146 - C. J. Jolly Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini Theropithecus No
OVPP-L-47 4014 MAN-f, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-88____?14. Box #: OLD881-E. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
M. 14953 1311 10 - BK L-MAN, L-M, L-P 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) II Red Bed Jolly, C. J. 1972. The classification and natural history of Theropithecus (Simopithecus)(Andrews, 1916), baboons of the African Plio-Pleistocene: British Museum (Natural History) This specimen is pictured in plate 15c and 15d. 146 - C. J. Jolly Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini Theropithecus 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-L-1051 10330 22 - SC MAN-f , M , P , I 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box: SC. 35 specimens: OLD/71.SC.2, OLD/71.SC.37, OLD/71.SC.38, OLD/71.SC.94, OLD/71.SC.122, OLD/71.SC.423, OLD/71.SC.522, OLD/71.SC.556, OLD/71.SC.719, OLD/71.SC.747, OLD/71.SC.769, OLD/71.SC.793, OLD/71.SC.801, OLD/71.SC.848, OLD/71.SC.1076, OLD/71.SC.1101, OLD/71.SC.1115, OLD/71.SC.1155, OLD/71.SC.1248, OLD/71.SC.1305, OLD/71.SC.1358, OLD/71.SC.1579, OLD/71.SC.1653, OLD/71.SC.1674, OLD/71.SC.1682, OLD/71.SC.1691, OLD/71.SC.1734, OLD/71.SC.1738, OLD/71.SC.1747, OLD/71.SC.1842, OLD/71.SC.1849, OLD/71.SC.1931, OLD/71.SC.1939, OLD/71.SC.1944 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-377 9748 MAN 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu? -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
OLD-698 12806 MAN-f, TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-698; MAN-f with teeth Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae No
OVPP-L-58 4026 MAN-f, TOOTH 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- No specimen label. Box #: OLD881-E. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD 6I/2968 DK I Pit.5 8192 24 - DK MAN-f, M, M-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Pit.5 -- Mandibular fragment with second molar and fragment of first molar. Pleistocene. Card in bag with specimen states "Papio sp" and Cercopithecoidea". 2012/08/02 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-638 10011 R-MAN-f, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 1m above OVPP-637. -- Right mandible fragment with M2 and fragment of M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovini No
M 104001 12887 R-MAN-f, M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-786; R-MAN-f with M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-L-66 4034 I, MAN-f, TOOTH 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-88-242-2-S. Box #: OLD881-E. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-7 7685 R-MAN-f, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Right mandible fragment with M1 and M2 erupting. 157 - L. Hlusko 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
M 104036 12689 L-MAN-f, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-515; L-MAN-f with M1, M2, and M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No