Search the database

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.

Search Results

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-Cichlidae 14 2663 6 - FLK NN OPER, VER-f, HMND-f, PTER, SPINE-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 2, 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. MNI=3. The specimens are from trench II. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrinae Tilapini Tilapia This specimen is "probably Tilapia." No
1565 3944 MTP II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from FLK N, FLK NN, and MNK but does not specifically assign site. Specimen is pictured in image 1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-L-1092 10371 22 - SC PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 10 specimens: OLD/71.SC.41, OLD/71.SC.109, OLD/71.SC.322, OLD/71.SC.760, OLD/71.SC.761, OLD/71.SC.1324, OLD/71.SC.1462, OLD/71.SC.1475, OLD/71.SC.1576, OLD/71.SC.1605 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-1572 12025 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1572; metapodial distal end fragment; taxonomy notes in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M. 104107 13023 R-MAN, P, M (2) 6/5/35 114 - Natural History Museum UK III-IV -- Right mandible with P4, M2, and M3; OLD-1109; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
FLK I C.067/1083 704 5 - FLK L-M, L-PAL 104 - Unknown I 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 specimen is pictured in plate 1, figure 2. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Tragelaphini Tragelaphus strepsiceros maryanus No
RMNH1214 9416 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Anterior first phalanx IV. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
COP-12-90 9674 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-337 11873 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-337 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Giraffidae Yes
OLD-1573 12026 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1573; metapodial distal end fragment; taxonomy notes in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-704 12338 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-704 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-637 12771 P 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-637; upper premolar, assorted fragments (8) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
BK II 1953.067/5230 705 10 - BK R-M, R-P 1953 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 specimen is pictured in plate 1, figure 4. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Syncerus acoelotus No
OVPP-Clarias 24 2667 6 - FLK NN SKULL-f, R-SUBO, MSEH, SOCC, R/L-FRO, L-DRMS, PAL, R-QUAD, R/L-ARTC, R-DNTY, URHL, R/L-RAY-f, CLEI-f, VER-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 2, 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. MNI=49. Multiple of each element is represented, authors do not specify number for every element. Specimens were found in trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-176 7854 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Five meters below Masek/Ndutu. -- Maxillary premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-340 11874 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-340; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Giraffidae Yes
OLD-1902 11992 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1902; phalanx intermediate Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1574 12027 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1574; metapodial distal end fragment; taxonomy notes in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M 103894 12854 27 - MNK L-P 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-746; left lower P4; "OLD Y MNK IV S 15/5/35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini cf. Syncerus Unknown
OVPP-Cichlidae 15 2716 6 - FLK NN SPINE-f, URHL-f, R/L-OPER-f, PTER, VER-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 2, 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. It is unclear how many individuals are represented by these specimens. They were recovered in trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae No
RMNH1304 9418 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- First phalanx of digit III. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
OLD-1368 11624 R-SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1368; right scapula fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1575 12028 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1575; metapodial distal end fragment; taxonomy notes in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-701 12339 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-701; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OVPP-Clarias 25 2717 6 - FLK NN SKULL-f, FRO-f, PSPH, PTRC-f, L-SORB, QUAD, ARTC-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 2 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. This specimen is represented by a partially articulated skull. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
603 6589 19 - SHK PTER-f 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-178 7856 MAX-f, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Maxillary fragment with premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-560 9934 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 1m below OVPP-543. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Aves No
OVPP-L-1093 10372 22 - SC PHX , UK-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 9 specimens: OLD/71.SC.84, OLD/71.SC.86, OLD/71.SC.684, OLD/71.SC.685, OLD/71.SC.1293, OLD/71.SC.1294, OLD/71.SC.1387, OLD/71.SC.1471, OLD/71.SC.1472 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-1369 11625 R-SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1369; right scapula fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-345 11876 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-345; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1576 12029 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1576; metapodial distal end fragment; taxonomy notes in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-Clarias 26 2718 6 - FLK NN SKULL-f, SOCC-f, R/L-PAL, URHL, R-ARTC, R/L-DENTY, R/L-SPINE, VER-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 2 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. MNI=9. Multiple of each element is represented, authors do not specify number for every element. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
604 6590 19 - SHK SPINE 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-179 7857 PHX-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Proximal end of a proximal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
COP-12-94 9678 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-137 11626 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-137; metapodial proximal end Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae Yes
OLD-1582 12030 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1582; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-Cichlidae 16 2727 6 - FLK NN VER-f, DNTY-f, OPER-f, SPINE-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 2 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. It is unclear how many individuals are represented by these specimens. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae These specimens are "probably Cichlidae." No
6579 3950 PHX, (n=2) I/II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from BK, THL, and FLK N but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No