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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-P-37 13313 PHX -- OLD-I-S 1941 F.2961 Unknown Yes
OVPP-Syncerus 5 772 7 - FLK North I?, P?, M? 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. Authors mention "teeth" found here. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Syncerus sp. No
M. 22443 1565 19 - SHK SCP 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) II Gentry, A. W. 1966 Fossil Antilopini of East Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History, Geology. 12: 43-106. 9 pls. 137 - A. Gentry 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Neotragini Phenacotragus recki No
OVPP-Clarias 38 2847 68 - GRC SOCC, R-SUPP, R-COR, VER-f 104 - Unknown Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. These specimens represent two individuals. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-362 9738 L-MAN, L-P, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu Contact -- Left mandible with P4 and M3. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-1448 11686 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1448; metapodial proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1647 12090 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1647; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-Syncerus 6 773 14 - HWK E I?, P?, M? 104 - Unknown I, 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. Authors mention "teeth" found here. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Syncerus sp. No
OVPP-241 7919 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Maxillary premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/08 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
RMNH3371 9481 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Second 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-1449 11687 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1449; metapodial proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1648 12091 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1648; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-197 12365 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-197; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae Yes
OVPP-Syncerus 7 774 23 - TK I?, P?, M? 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. Authors mention "teeth" found here. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Syncerus sp. No
OVPP-L-45 4012 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-88-231-?-5. Box #: OLD881-E. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
RMNH3372 9482 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Second 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-1450 11688 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1450; metapodial proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1649 12092 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1649; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-145 12436 18 - VEK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-145 Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
OVPP-Elephantulus 4 2850 7 - FLK North MAX-f, M, P 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 3 Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1976. Elephant-shrews (Macroscelididae) from Olduvai and Makapansgat. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 4. pp. 1-56. 150 - Butler and Greenwood 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Insectivora Macroscelididae Elephantulus fuscus leakeyi No
OVPP-L-46 4013 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-88-231-2-5. Box #: OLD881-E. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-1451 11689 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1451; metapodial proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1650 12093 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1650; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-196 12366 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-196; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae Yes
OVPP-Elephantulus 5 2851 7 - FLK North MAX-f, M, P 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 123 Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1976. Elephant-shrews (Macroscelididae) from Olduvai and Makapansgat. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 4. pp. 1-56. 150 - Butler and Greenwood 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Insectivora Macroscelididae Elephantulus fuscus leakeyi No
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
OVPP-626 9999 P-f, M-f, L/R-I 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Surface 6m below Tuff IB; sandy calcareous clays. -- Fragment of mandibular P4, fragment of molar, and right mandibular I2, right maxillary I1. Four teeth- labeled A, B, C, and D. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD-979 11442 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-979; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1452 11690 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1452; metapodial proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1651 12094 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1651; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-78 12880 317 - MRK S MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-78; proximal metapodial Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-P-61 13342 R-MAN-f (P2-M1) -- OLD-59 KKI 263. Cast Unknown Carnivora Hyaenidae Crocuta Yes
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-Elephantulus 6 2852 7 - FLK North MAX-f, P 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 3 Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1976. Elephant-shrews (Macroscelididae) from Olduvai and Makapansgat. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 4. pp. 1-56. 150 - Butler and Greenwood 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Insectivora Macroscelididae Elephantulus fuscus leakeyi No
019 7661 7 - FLK North R-MAN, P, (n=2) I 4 Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is a right mandible with P3 and P4. Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Herpestidae Herpestinae Ichneumia albicauda No
RMNH36 9485 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Second 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-1454 11691 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1454; metapodial proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1652 12095 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1652; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-69 12803 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-69; distal MTP Unknown sediment adhering Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No