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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
OLD-50 12357 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-50 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
FLK N I 6334 195 7 - FLK North PAL, L/R-HOR 1960 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I upper Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Original information indicated that this specimen was located in Nairobi. This specimen is likely within the material that was repatriated to Dar in 2011, but this has yet to be confirmed. 139 - B. Cooke 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Gazella This specimen was reclassified by Gentry and Gentry (1978) as Antidorcas recki. No
COP-12-138 9722 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Large. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla No
OLD-1432 11670 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1432; metapodial proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1629 12074 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1629; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M. 104075 12669 R-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- R-MAN with P4, M1, M2, and M3; OLD-496; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-99 12994 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-99 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae No
MB.Ma.29311 9209 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Reck field number: VII 814. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0448-6. Drawer: 71. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Canis Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OLD-1433 11671 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1433; metapodial proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1630 12075 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1630; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OH 14 3729 27 - MNK 287 - 88 "Skull Site" CRA-f , FRO-f , R-PAR-f 1963 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Lower Middle B Surface. Inferred as same horizon as OH 13 (Leakey MD, 1971). Leakey, L.S.B., Tobias, P.V. & Napier, J.R. 1964. A new species of the genus Homo from Olduvai Gorge. Nature 202(4927): 7-9. Juvenile (sutures unfused). Thin skull. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 11 pieces found at House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Juvenile, parietal is thin. No
OVPP-L-1570 10492 297 - TK Fish Gully Approximately 400 small bone fragments of microfauna, fish and crocodile 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Unknown Yes
OLD-1434 11672 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1434; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1631 12076 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1631; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-138 12428 33 - SWK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-138; proximal end of metapodial, immature; "Oldoway SWK II 6.5.35 S" Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
OLD-1435 11673 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1435; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1632 12077 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1632; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-Clarias 35 2831 10 - BK R-SPINE 1953 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. This specimen is described as coming from OLD/53 BK II, E 223. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae No
OVPP-L-1571 10493 297 - TK Fish Gully 15 Small fragments including fish spines, Bovidae tooth fragment, microfauna bone fragments , 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Unknown Yes
OLD-1436 11674 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1436; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1633 12078 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1633; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-139 12429 69 - GRK S MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-139; proximal end of a metapodial; "OLDY GRK II S 27.VI.35" Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
OVPP-229 7907 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD-1437 11675 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1437; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1634 12079 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1634; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OH 18 3733 55 - FLK W 283 - 45 PHX 1969 104 - Unknown II Middle- 10 feet above base of Bed II, below Tuff IIC Surface Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Phalanx of the hand. 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae No
COP-12-145 9728 R-MAX-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Right maxillary fragment with P4-M2. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Tragelaphini No
OLD-1438 11676 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1438; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1635 12080 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1635; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-231 7909 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Maxillary premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD 1962 067/5608 MCK II Simo. Lt.Max 8167 80 - MCK L-MAX, P-f, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Left maxilla with fourth premolar (roots) and first molar to third molar. 2012/07/31 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cynocephalinae Simopithecus No
COP-12-146 9729 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Red matrix adhering is similar to Bed IV. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae 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
OLD-1439 11677 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1439; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1636 12081 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1636; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
COP-12-147 9730 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Proximal phalanx. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae 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
OLD-1440 11678 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1440; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1638 12082 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1638; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-77 12874 70 - EHK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK I S -- OLD-77; distal metapodial; EHK I S Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Yes