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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
OVPP-590 9963 R-MAX-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandy clays right on top of granite, 10m below Tuff IB. -- Right maxilla fragment with P4-M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Antilopini No
OVPP-666 10039 L-M-f, P, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandy clays just below carbonate that overlies Tuff IA channel fill. -- Left mandible with P4-M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/03 253 - OVPP Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-534 9905 d-P, MAN-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II? Sandstone with ash about 30m below top of section. -- dP4 with adhering mandibular fragment. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-63 7741 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III Sandstone near top of Bed III. -- Upper P2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-573 9946 MAN, R-P, L/R-M, L/R-I 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandstone 15m above ignimbrite, below Tuff IA but not sure how far below. -- Almost complete mandible with right P2-M3, left M1-2, and LI3-RI3. Three pieces- A, B, and C. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Hippotragini No
OVPP-661 10034 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sands 10m below carbonate that overlies Tuff IA channel fill. -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/03 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae No
OVPP-528 9899 L-MAN-f, d/L-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Red popcorn clays 20m below top of section. -- Juvenile left mandible with dP3 and dP4. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Reduncini 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-114 7795 MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Popcorn clays 3 meters below OLAPP hippo trench; 5 meters below Tuff 2A. -- Proximal metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae No
OVPP-116 7797 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Popcorn clays 3 meters below OLAPP hippo trench; 5 meters below Tuff 2A. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-126 7806 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Popcorn clays 3 meters below OLAPP hippo trench; 5 meters below Tuff 2A. -- Proximal metapodial. Evidence of bone modification present. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD/63/2231 BK II 8184 10 - BK PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Pit 4? -- Proximal end and shaft of phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "OLD/63 BK II; 2231 Pit 4". Pleistocene. 2012/08/01 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD/63 BK II 212 8240 10 - BK PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Pit 3 -- Phalanx fragment. Pleistocene. Card in bag with specimen states "Pit 3 L.S. Primate?". Pleistocene. 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-566 9939 R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Pebbly sands about 20m above Tuff IA. -- Right mandibular P2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-102 7780 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I One meter below Tuff 1F. -- Mandibular premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-106 7784 R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I One meter below Tuff 1F. -- Maxillary right premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-108 7786 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper One meter below Tuff 1F. -- Maxillary premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-31 7708 L-MAX-f, M, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper One meter below Bed III contact. -- Left maxilla fragment with P4 and M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-43 7720 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower One meter above Bed I lava; sandy claystone. -- Proximal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-461 9832 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. Reworked tuff. -- Mandibular premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-462 9833 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. Reworked tuff. -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-406 9777 PHX, LIMB 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- Phalanx and long bone. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Reptilia No
OVPP-421 9792 MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- Distal fragment of metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-449 9820 PHX-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Aves No
OVPP-450 9821 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-455 9826 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-458 9829 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- Mandibular premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-332 8010 MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- proximal metapodial 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-483 9854 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/26 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-484 9855 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/26 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
COP-12-21 9606 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- Proximal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OH 7 3722 6 - FLK NN 283 - 45 MAN , L-PAR , R-PAR-f , M , OCC-f , L/R-TEM-f , PHX , CAR 1960 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 3 On surface of clay immediately overlying Tuff IB. Leakey, L.S.B., Tobias, P.V. & Napier, J.R. 1964. A new species of the genus Homo from Olduvai Gorge. Nature 202(4927): 7-9. Holotype. "Jonny's Child". Juvenile. Mandible with partial dentition and unerupted R/L-M3, almost complete left parietal and fragments of right parietal, left and right petrous portions (temporal) , "sundry small skull fragments ... [and] twenty-one bones of the hand, including the trapezium, scaphoid and a number of phalanges" (Leakey, MD, 1971:228). "One upper molar, a terminal phalanx, and a broken capitate bone, found on the surface, probably also belong to this individual" (:226). Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo habilis Holotype No
OVPP-201 7879 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle On carbonate nodules. -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OH 81 4021 19 - SHK R-PAR-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Upper Lower portion. In overlying clay tuff. Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., Pickering, T.R., Diez-Martinm, F. et al. (2012) Earliest Porotic Hyperostosis on a 1.5-Million-Year-Old Hominin, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. PLoS ONE 7(10): e46414. doi:10.1371/jou 2012/6/29 292 - Proyecto Olduvai Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae No
OVPP-71 7749 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper Level of Tuff 1E. -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia No
OVPP-73 7751 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper Level of Tuff 1E. -- Proximal metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD 15942 10164 6 - FLK NN PHX I Layer 3 scree Brodkorb P., Mourer-Chauviré, C. 1984. Fossil owls from early man sites of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ostrich; Journal of African Ornithology 55:17-27. PARATYPE. Pedal phalanx. Distal portion of left tarsometatarsus. "Paratypes: The following specimens are from layer 3 of locality FLK NNI and can be attributed to the same individual as the holotype: 15740, premaxillae; 3301, lower part of right coracoid. 15364 and 15473, proximal and distal parts of left femur; 16377, distal part of right femur; 15701, distal part of left tibiotarsus; 15776, left fibula; 16262, proximal part of right tarsometatarsus; 15730, distal part of left tarsometatarsus; 15942, 15946, 16050, 16171, 16174, 16176 to 16180, pedal phalanges. Place of conservation of the material: The fossils are currently on deposit at the University of Florida, Department of Zoology, and will later be returned to Tanzania" (Brodkorb and Mourer-Chauvire, 1984:17, 19). Image notes: (Scale = 2 cm) A-B: Left coracoid, holotype, OLD 15802, FLK NNI, layer 3, A anterior face, B posterior face. C: Right tarsometatarsus, proximal part, paratype, OLD 16262, FLK NNI, scree, anterior face. D: Left tarsometatarsus, distal part, paratype, OLD 15730, FLK NNI, layer 3, anterior face. E-F: Left femur, proximal half, paratype, OLD 15364, FLK NNI, layer 2+3, E anterior face, F Posterior face. G-H: Left femur, distal part, paratype, OLD 15473, FLK NNI, layer 3, G anterior face, H posterior face. I: Left tarsometatarsus, almost complete, OLD 11574, FLK NI, layer 1, anterior face. J-K: Left femur, lacking the distal part, OLD 11586, FLK NI, layer 2, J anterior face, K posterior face. Unknown Aves Strigiformes Strigidae Bubo leakeyae No
OLD 15946 10165 6 - FLK NN PHX I Layer 3 scree Brodkorb P., Mourer-Chauviré, C. 1984. Fossil owls from early man sites of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ostrich; Journal of African Ornithology 55:17-27. PARATYPE. Pedal phalanx. Distal portion of left tarsometatarsus. "Paratypes: The following specimens are from layer 3 of locality FLK NNI and can be attributed to the same individual as the holotype: 15740, premaxillae; 3301, lower part of right coracoid. 15364 and 15473, proximal and distal parts of left femur; 16377, distal part of right femur; 15701, distal part of left tibiotarsus; 15776, left fibula; 16262, proximal part of right tarsometatarsus; 15730, distal part of left tarsometatarsus; 15942, 15946, 16050, 16171, 16174, 16176 to 16180, pedal phalanges. Place of conservation of the material: The fossils are currently on deposit at the University of Florida, Department of Zoology, and will later be returned to Tanzania" (Brodkorb and Mourer-Chauvire, 1984:17, 19). Image notes: (Scale = 2 cm) A-B: Left coracoid, holotype, OLD 15802, FLK NNI, layer 3, A anterior face, B posterior face. C: Right tarsometatarsus, proximal part, paratype, OLD 16262, FLK NNI, scree, anterior face. D: Left tarsometatarsus, distal part, paratype, OLD 15730, FLK NNI, layer 3, anterior face. E-F: Left femur, proximal half, paratype, OLD 15364, FLK NNI, layer 2+3, E anterior face, F Posterior face. G-H: Left femur, distal part, paratype, OLD 15473, FLK NNI, layer 3, G anterior face, H posterior face. I: Left tarsometatarsus, almost complete, OLD 11574, FLK NI, layer 1, anterior face. J-K: Left femur, lacking the distal part, OLD 11586, FLK NI, layer 2, J anterior face, K posterior face. Unknown Aves Strigiformes Strigidae Bubo leakeyae No
OLD 16050 10166 6 - FLK NN PHX I Layer 3 scree Brodkorb P., Mourer-Chauviré, C. 1984. Fossil owls from early man sites of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ostrich; Journal of African Ornithology 55:17-27. PARATYPE. Pedal phalanx. Distal portion of left tarsometatarsus. "Paratypes: The following specimens are from layer 3 of locality FLK NNI and can be attributed to the same individual as the holotype: 15740, premaxillae; 3301, lower part of right coracoid. 15364 and 15473, proximal and distal parts of left femur; 16377, distal part of right femur; 15701, distal part of left tibiotarsus; 15776, left fibula; 16262, proximal part of right tarsometatarsus; 15730, distal part of left tarsometatarsus; 15942, 15946, 16050, 16171, 16174, 16176 to 16180, pedal phalanges. Place of conservation of the material: The fossils are currently on deposit at the University of Florida, Department of Zoology, and will later be returned to Tanzania" (Brodkorb and Mourer-Chauvire, 1984:17, 19). Image notes: (Scale = 2 cm) A-B: Left coracoid, holotype, OLD 15802, FLK NNI, layer 3, A anterior face, B posterior face. C: Right tarsometatarsus, proximal part, paratype, OLD 16262, FLK NNI, scree, anterior face. D: Left tarsometatarsus, distal part, paratype, OLD 15730, FLK NNI, layer 3, anterior face. E-F: Left femur, proximal half, paratype, OLD 15364, FLK NNI, layer 2+3, E anterior face, F Posterior face. G-H: Left femur, distal part, paratype, OLD 15473, FLK NNI, layer 3, G anterior face, H posterior face. I: Left tarsometatarsus, almost complete, OLD 11574, FLK NI, layer 1, anterior face. J-K: Left femur, lacking the distal part, OLD 11586, FLK NI, layer 2, J anterior face, K posterior face. Unknown Aves Strigiformes Strigidae Bubo leakeyae No
OLD 16171 10167 6 - FLK NN PHX I Layer 3 scree Brodkorb P., Mourer-Chauviré, C. 1984. Fossil owls from early man sites of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ostrich; Journal of African Ornithology 55:17-27. PARATYPE. Pedal phalanx. Distal portion of left tarsometatarsus. "Paratypes: The following specimens are from layer 3 of locality FLK NNI and can be attributed to the same individual as the holotype: 15740, premaxillae; 3301, lower part of right coracoid. 15364 and 15473, proximal and distal parts of left femur; 16377, distal part of right femur; 15701, distal part of left tibiotarsus; 15776, left fibula; 16262, proximal part of right tarsometatarsus; 15730, distal part of left tarsometatarsus; 15942, 15946, 16050, 16171, 16174, 16176 to 16180, pedal phalanges. Place of conservation of the material: The fossils are currently on deposit at the University of Florida, Department of Zoology, and will later be returned to Tanzania" (Brodkorb and Mourer-Chauvire, 1984:17, 19). Image notes: (Scale = 2 cm) A-B: Left coracoid, holotype, OLD 15802, FLK NNI, layer 3, A anterior face, B posterior face. C: Right tarsometatarsus, proximal part, paratype, OLD 16262, FLK NNI, scree, anterior face. D: Left tarsometatarsus, distal part, paratype, OLD 15730, FLK NNI, layer 3, anterior face. E-F: Left femur, proximal half, paratype, OLD 15364, FLK NNI, layer 2+3, E anterior face, F Posterior face. G-H: Left femur, distal part, paratype, OLD 15473, FLK NNI, layer 3, G anterior face, H posterior face. I: Left tarsometatarsus, almost complete, OLD 11574, FLK NI, layer 1, anterior face. J-K: Left femur, lacking the distal part, OLD 11586, FLK NI, layer 2, J anterior face, K posterior face. Unknown Aves Strigiformes Strigidae Bubo leakeyae No