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-512 9883 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD 11613 10173 5 - FLK PHX I Brodkorb P., Mourer-Chauviré, C. 1984. Fossil owls from early man sites of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ostrich; Journal of African Ornithology 55:17-27. Posterior phalanx 2 D II. "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, 1984:19). Either from FLK N or FLK NN. Authors do not specify which of the four phalanges are from each locality, only that there are two from each. Unknown Aves Strigiformes Strigidae Bubo cf. lacteus No
OLD-880 12947 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-880; distal phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
OLD 16049 10174 5 - FLK PHX I Brodkorb P., Mourer-Chauviré, C. 1984. Fossil owls from early man sites of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ostrich; Journal of African Ornithology 55:17-27. Posterior phalanx 3 D III. "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, 1984:19). Either from FLK N or FLK NN. Authors do not specify which of the four phalanges are from each locality, only that there are two from each. Unknown Aves Strigiformes Strigidae Bubo cf. lacteus No
OLD-1705 13185 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1705; distal PHX Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
Olduvai (unnumbered) 5408 PHX 104 - Unknown 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 No
COP-12-44 9629 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Distal phalanx. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-585 11957 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-585; phalanx intermediate Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-230 12505 11 - HWK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-230; pedal bone; "Oldoway II near HWK" Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
OLD-777 12319 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-777 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
OLD-1706 13186 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1706; distal PHX Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
COP-12-47 9632 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper 1 meter above ngeju. -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-1707 13187 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1707; distal PHX Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1708 13188 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1708; distal PHX Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP Tyto 3 10179 5 - FLK PHX I Brodkorb P., Mourer-Chauviré, C. 1984. Fossil owls from early man sites of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ostrich; Journal of African Ornithology 55:17-27. Authors do not specify specimen numbers. Three 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, 1984:19). Unknown Aves Strigiformes Strigidae Tyto alba cf. affinis No
OLD-774 12321 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-774 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1709 13189 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1709; distal PHX Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
COP-12-52 9637 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-773 12322 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-773; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OVPP-137 7817 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-1710 13190 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1710; distal PHX Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-138 7818 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III Found at the very top of Bed II, eroded from Bed III. -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP Bubo 1 10183 6 - FLK NN PHX I Brodkorb P., Mourer-Chauviré, C. 1984. Fossil owls from early man sites of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ostrich; Journal of African Ornithology 55:17-27. Two pedal phalanges. Authors do not specify specimen numbers and refer to these specimens as "referred material". 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). Unknown Aves Strigiformes Strigidae Bubo leakeyae No
OLD-245 11844 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-245 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Giraffidae Yes
OLD-1750 13193 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1750; "Oldoway" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-530 9901 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV About 10m below silt/ash horizon in popcorn clays. -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-532 9903 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV 3m below silt/ash in popcorn clays. -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-743 12327 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-743; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-741 12328 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-741 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
COP-12-69 9653 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Proximal phalanx. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-Pelorovis 20 5904 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 This is a first phalanx. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
RMNH067/2051 9396 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-12-70 9654 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Proximal phalanx. Immature. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae No
OLD-877 12255 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-877; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-875 12256 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-875; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-645 11983 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-645 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-873 12258 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-873 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Giraffidae Yes
OVPP-158 7837 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III, IV -- Distal phalanx. Turtle? 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
RMNH067/3853 9400 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
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