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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-Tilapia 11 6538 24 - DK OPER 1963 104 - Unknown I 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. This specimen is from trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrinae Tilapini Tilapia The authors say this specimen is "probably" Tilapia. No
M 104231 13089 R-SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-1173 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-Cichlidae 8 2555 6 - FLK NN SPINE-f, OPER, RAY 1960 104 - Unknown I 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=2. These specimens are from trench II, extension E. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae No
OVPP-Clarias 17 2557 6 - FLK NN R/L-DRMS-f, SOCC, R/L-PTRC, FRO-f, R-EPHL-f, CRHL, L-QUAD, R/L-ARTC, R/L-SPINE 1960 104 - Unknown I 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=2 or 3. Authors state that size of the bones suggests 3 individuals. These specimens are from trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
FLK NNI 15886 10192 6 - FLK NN PHX 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Right phalanx I of digit II. "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:). Unknown Aves Coliiformes Coliidae Colius cf. striatus No
OVPP-Cichlidae 9 2562 6 - FLK NN SPINE, VER 1960 104 - Unknown I 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. The specimens are from trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae No
OVPP-Tilapia 11 2563 24 - DK OPER 1963 104 - Unknown I 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. This specimen is from trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrinae Tilapini Tilapia The authors say this specimen is "probably" Tilapia. No
OLD 63/158 DK I KNM 2.063 8101 24 - DK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 Strip I -- Phalanx. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD-1176 13092 SCP-f, PVG-f (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-1176 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-Clarias 19 2565 6 - FLK NN SKULL-f, ETHM-f, MSEH-f, R-PTRC, SPHT-f, FRO, SOCC, R/L-PAL, OPER, R/L-EPHL, URHL, RAY, R/L-QUAD, R/L-ARTC, R/L-DNTY, R/L-CLEI, R/L-SPINE, VER 1961 104 - Unknown I 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=5. Multiple of each element is represented. These specimens are from trench VI. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-Clarias 20 2570 6 - FLK NN SKULL-f, ETHM-f, MSEH, L-FRO, R/L-SPHT, R/L-PSTM, SOCC, R/L-PAL, R-OPER-f, R/L-DRMS, HMND, URHL, RAY, R-QUAD, L-ARTC, R-DNTY-f, R/L-CLEI, R/L-SPINE, VER 104 - Unknown I 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=2. These specimens are from trench VI. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OLD 62/283 DK IB L/2 8103 24 - DK L-MAN-f, P, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 -- Left mandible fragment with lower P3 - M1. Same individual as 3050. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cynocephalinae Simopithecus 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-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
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
OLD-1491 12219 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed IV Surface -- OLD-1491; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1492 12220 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed IV Surface -- OLD-1492; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1493 12221 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed IV Surface -- OLD-1493; metapodial proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1498 12226 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed IV Surface -- OLD-1498 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1341 11609 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed II -- OLD-1341; phalanx proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1342 11610 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed II -- OLD-1342; phalanx proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1343 11611 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed II -- OLD-1343; phalanx proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1344 11612 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed II -- OLD-1344; phalanx proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-244 11843 11 - HWK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed I Surface -- OLD-244; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae Yes
OLD-110 12402 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-110; PHX intermediate Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla No
RMNH100 9410 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Posterior 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
M 104233 12020 L-SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1183 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M. 104106 12643 R-MAN, P (1), M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- Right mandible with P4-M3; OLD-469; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-L-1091 10370 22 - SC PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.1857 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-316 11868 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-316; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
M 104234 12021 R-SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1184 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-111 12403 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-111; PHX intermediate Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla No
OLD-260 12524 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-260; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae No
OLD-318 11869 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-318; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1904 11991 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1904 Unknown Mammalia Yes
M 103908 12968 R-MAN, M (2), P 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-935; R-MAN with P4, M1, and M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini cf. Syncerus Unknown
OVPP-P-28 13304 Pelvix-f, VER-f, PHX, TOOTH -- OLD-60 FLKNI L-3 067-1303 Unknown Yes
OVPP-L-1037 10316 22 - SC PVG-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box: OLD/71 SC TR II SPIT 6. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.596 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-320 11870 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-320; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1570 12023 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1570; Specimen notes "metapodial distal end fragment". Taxonomy notes "in 'Alcelaphini drawer'". Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes