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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-186 7864 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-379 11884 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-379; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OVPP-P-43 13326 L- MAN (C, P1-M2) -- FLKNI L-3 III-3 761 . Cast Unknown Carnivora Canidae Otocyoninae Prototocyon cf. recki Yes
OVPP-Cichlidae 17 2789 5 - FLK VER-f, SPINE 1960 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. 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 No
OVPP-L-1097 10376 22 - SC MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 7 specimens: OLD/71.SC.67, OLD/71.SC.108, OLD/71.SC.532, OLD/71.SC.1333, OLD/71.SC.1725, OLD/71.SC.1726, OLD/71.SC.1806 Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-P-29 13305 UP2-f, PHX -- OLD-61 FLKNI T2IV L-2 Unknown Carnivora Herpestinae Yes
OVPP-189 7867 R-MAN-f, P, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Right mandible fragment with P3-M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
COP-12-104 9688 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae No
OLD-1892 11994 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1892 Unknown Mammalia Yes
OLD-279 12533 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-279; "Label found in box with OLD-565 and OLD-279. Not sure if it comes with either." Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae No
OLD-952 12977 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-952; distal metapodial fragment; immature? Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae No
OVPP-573 9946 MAN, R-P, L/R-M, L/R-I 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandstone 15m above ignimbrite, below Tuff IA but not sure how far below. -- Almost complete mandible with right P2-M3, left M1-2, and LI3-RI3. Three pieces- A, B, and C. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Hippotragini No
OLD-679 12344 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-679 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1297 13104 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1297; MTP-f proximal immature; Drawer says "Alcelaphini metapodials" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-Homo 1 3961 6 - FLK NN L-PAR, R-PAR I Tobias, P. 1964. The Olduvai Bed I Hominine with Special Reference to its Cranial Capacity. Nature 202:3-4. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-106 9690 PVG-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- Pelvic fragment with acetabelum. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae No
M. 104118 13031 L-MAX, dP (2), M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- Left maxilla with dP3, dP4, M1, and M2; OLD-1117; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1887 13215 PVG-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1887; os coxae-f Unknown Mammalia large mammal Unknown
OLD-1309 13105 5 - FLK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK II S -- OLD-1309; MTP immature (distal epiphysis missing); Drawer says "Alcelaphini metapodials"; "OLDY FLK II S 2.3.11" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
M 103995 13274 P (3) IV -- OLD-460; upper premolar; " NI Layer IV" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini No
OVPP-196 7873 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-1891 11995 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1891 Unknown Mammalia Yes
OLD-1339 13106 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1339; MTP-f with proximal end; Drawer says "Alcelaphini metapodials" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-195 7874 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Proximal metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-578 9951 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Scree slope off of excavation of OH65. Below Tuff IB. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates No
OLD-96 12980 24 - DK MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-96; proximal metapodial fragment; DK I S Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-P-46 13329 R. C + R.LM2 + R.MAX-f (P2-P3) + MAX-f (P4-M2) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos Dietrichi Yes
OVPP-197 7875 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-670 12347 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-670 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1340 13107 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-1340; proximal PHX; check against pic (if element looks like M. 22468G then element for the next until OLD-1181 is okay if not, show me- WBR) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-198 7876 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Mandibular P2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
COP-12-112 9696 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown No
OLD-123 12415 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-123 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-281 12536 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-281; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae No
OVPP-P-47 13330 L.MAX-f (P3-P4) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos dietrichi Yes
1931 II 885 9183 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:40. W p3-m1. Label/publication taxon ID: Gazella gazella praecursor. Reck Field No.: II 40. Museum label notes: Paratypus Paratype of Gazella gazella praecursor n. subsp. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OLD-668 12348 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-668; phalanx distal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
OLD-282 12537 315 - JKE S PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-282; intermediate phalanx; "OLD Y JKE II S 30.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae No
OVPP-P-48 13331 R.MAN-f (C, P2-M2) -- FLKNI L-4 6128. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos dietrichi Yes
OVPP-Testudines 12 6846 CARA, PLAS 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) -- 152 - W. Auffenberg 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