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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-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-Clarias 32 2804 65 - SHK S R/L-PTER 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. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
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
OVPP-201 7879 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle On carbonate nodules. -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
70 8137 PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Distal phalanx. Label on bag states "OLD 1957,1291 Monkey SHK II, 1292 Tooth indet. SHK II ?, 1293 fish spine SHK II. Not all fragments are labeled. In bag with OLD DK II 1363 1957? and MNK II SK with sp. No. 15, also in bag with unlabeled specimens including tooth fragments, phalanges (one intermediate, one distal (70)). Photo shows other specimens found in same bag. 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-Clarias 33 2805 19 - SHK ARTC, PCG-f 1955 104 - Unknown IV Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OLDUVAI 1941 I.S. 2955 8138 P 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Surface -- Small lower fourth premolar. Erupting. Card in bag states "Bed I surface". In BM loan collection. 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-886 11893 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-886 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-667 12349 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-667 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OVPP-Cichlidae 23 2806 19 - SHK VER, SPINE 1955 104 - Unknown IV 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
FIELD NO. UNKNOWN 8139 L-C, R-P, I 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Three teeth in bag. One is an upper canine (left, female?),worn. One is a premolar (Lower third right premolar from a male individual?); worn. One is an upper first incisor; worn. In BM loan collection. 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
MB.Ma.103 9187 P 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Reck field number: X 779. Mfn room number: 2251. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Canis africanus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OLD-1607 12053 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1607; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-Clarias 34 2807 66 - SHK SS L-SPINE 1955 104 - Unknown III Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias This specimen is "probably" from Clarias. No
OVPP-Testudines 13 6849 29 - FC W CARA-f, PLAS 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) -- 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. 152 - W. Auffenberg 264 - Leakey family expedition 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
OLD-1609 12054 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1609; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-665 12350 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-665; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
OVPP-P-49 13332 R. MAN-f (P2-M2) -- FLKNNI 762 T2 III-3. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos mungo Yes
124 2808 19 - SHK L-FRO, L-SPHT 1957 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. The two bones are in articulation. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-Testudines 14 6851 31 - EF-HR PERI 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) -- 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. 152 - W. Auffenberg 264 - Leakey family expedition 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
COP-12-119 9703 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- Proximal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-1410 11651 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1410 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1610 12055 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1610; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
138 2809 19 - SHK L/R-PSTM 1957 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. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
F6250 6852 69 - GRK S CARA, PLAS-f 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
OLD-1411 11652 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1411 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1611 12056 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1611; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-P-50 13333 L. MAN-f (P2-P4) , L.LUM1 -- FLKNNI Bed I. Cast Unknown Carnivora Viverridae Pseudocivetta ingens Yes
144 2810 19 - SHK L-SPINE, RAY, VER 1957 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. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-589 9962 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandy clays right on top of granite, 10m below Tuff IB. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD-1412 11653 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1412 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1612 12057 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1612; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-663 12351 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-663 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
236 2811 19 - SHK L-FRO, R-PTER 1957 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. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OLD-1413 11654 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1413 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1613 12058 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1613; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-P-31 13307 R-MAN-f (P2-P4) -- OLD-62 DKIC L-3 . Herpestidae or Viverridae Unknown Carnivora Yes
OLD-1414 11655 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1414 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1614 12059 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1614; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes