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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-L-1571 10493 297 - TK Fish Gully 15 Small fragments including fish spines, Bovidae tooth fragment, microfauna bone fragments , 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Unknown Yes
OVPP-229 7907 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-613 9986 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Reptilia No
OVPP-616 9989 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Surface; pebbly sands at top of Bed I section. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-P-60 13341 R-MAN (P3-M1), L-MAN (C, P3-M1) -- OLD-57 BKII 1273. Cast Unknown Carnivora Yes
MCK I or II? 8174 80 - MCK CUBNAV, PHX, MTT-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I or II? -- Fragments and complete foot bones (left),including navicular, pedal phalanges (proximal and intermediate), tarsals, including proximal half of third and fifth metatarsal. Only navicular is labeled (label is MCK I or II?). Bones may go with cards found in pile; may go with cards 067/5614, 5617-20, in which case the specimens would be Simopithecus oswaldi type specimens. 2012/07/31 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-P-37 13313 PHX -- OLD-I-S 1941 F.2961 Unknown Yes
H. 25 8180 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Proximal phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "H.25- (or 28) cast now monkey." 2012/08/01 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-371 9742 PVG-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower -- Acetabular fragment. Large. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla 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
OVPP-630 10003 PVG-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Surface 6m below Tuff IB; sandy calcareous clays. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Reptilia No
UNLABELED OLD? 8185 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Proximal and intermediate phalanges. All specimens in bag are not labeled. Specimens were found in box 190, package 1B. Card in bag with specimen states "? 2 casts. No data? Olduvai." 2012/08/01 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-L-1618 10500 41 - WK E 19 Bone fragments, including fish, Bovidae phalanx, and others 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Unknown Yes
OVPP-L-1052 10331 22 - SC MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box: SC. 3 specimens: OLD/71.SC.85, OLD/71.SC.696, OLD/71.SC.909 Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-P-39 13315 PHX -- OLDOWAY-S-I 1941 F.363 Bed I surface Unknown Yes
OLD-51 12683 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-51; pedal bone Unknown Mammalia large mammal No
OLD/69/5193 DK I KNM 23? 8191 24 - DK MAX-f, P, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Maxillary fragment in matrix or concretion with complete premolar and molar and root (of premolar?). Card in bag with specimen states "OLDUVAI, OLD 69 S193 DK I. Erupting P4, broken MI and erupting M2 in Matrix. Cercopithecoidea Papio sp". 2012/08/01 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-P-65 13345 PREMAX-MAX (incisors; R. C-P4, L. C-M1)-f -- OLD-63 DKI, L-12. CAST Unknown Yes
OVPP-257 7935 LIMB-f, VER-f, PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Long bone (A), Vertebral body (B), and Phalanx (C) 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/08 253 - OVPP No Reptilia No
OVPP-L-1641 10503 298 - CMK Fragment of proximal humerus 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-L-1055 10334 22 - SC M , POD 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 5 specimens: OLD/71.SC.251, OLD/71.SC.411, OLD/71.SC.780, OLD/71.SC.882, OLD/71.SC.1160 Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-L-1056 10335 22 - SC MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.505 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla No
UCMP 42072 12810 MTP-f 1948 276 - University of California Museum of Paleontology Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-L-71 4039 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-88-225-6-S. Box #: OLD881-E. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-12 7690 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III Scree slope -- Proximal MC1 157 - L. Hlusko 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD 1957/622 SHK II 8208 19 - SHK L-MAX-f, P, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Fragment of left maxilla with third and forth premolar and first molar. In BM loan collection. Card in bag with specimen states "Canine socket suggests male". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-L-1058 10337 22 - SC MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 2 specimens: OLD/71.SC.686, OLD/71.SC.1317 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla No
OVPP-274 7952 32 - MNK Main LIMB-f, PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle Found right beside OGAP trench at MNK Main excavation. -- Distal limb and phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/08 253 - OVPP Yes Y Aves No
OVPP-279 7957 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle 2 meters below sandstone at MNK Main site. -- Phalanx 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/08 253 - OVPP No Aves 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-L-1647 10510 86 - HK 10 bone fragments of various species 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania 1 Giraffidae molar, 3 fish spines, & other indeterminate fragments Unknown Yes
OLD-1925 11912 PVG-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1925; pelvis fragment with obturator foramen Unknown Mammalia Yes
OVPP-411 9782 SCP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle 3 meters above Tuff 1F. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Aves No
OVPP-L-1061 10340 22 - SC POD 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC. Unknown Mammalia No
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
752 DK IA 8222 24 - DK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I A? -- Middle phalanx. Indeterminant species. 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
DK IA L/2 8225 24 - DK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2, C? -- Distal phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "OLD 1963 DK IA L/2 5115 Cercopithecoidea. Cynocephalinae. Terminal phalange". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
Specimen not labeled. 8226 90 - DK (?) PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I? 3? Strip 11/10? -- Distal end of middle phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states " OLD 63 DK I L/3 Strip II/10 5349. Cynocephalinae?". Other card in bag with specimen states OLD 1963 DK I Strip II/10 L/3. 5349" and the other card in bag with specimen states "distal end of middle phalange". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea 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
DK I I/8 8228 24 - DK PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 8 -- Distal phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "Old 1963 DK I Strip I/8 L/2, 5794". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No