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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
BK II 1952 319 1330 10 - BK PHX 1952 104 - Unknown II Jolly, C. J. 1972. The classification and natural history of Theropithecus (Simopithecus)(Andrews, 1916), baboons of the African Plio-Pleistocene: British Museum (Natural History) Specimens 316, 317, 318, and 319 are all from the same individual. 146 - C. J. Jolly Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini No
BK II 1953/69 1332 10 - BK PHX 1953 104 - Unknown II 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
Olduvai (unnumbered) 1333 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
M. 14937 1334 24 - DK R-MAN-f, R-M, R-P 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) I 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
OH 56 3771 24 - DK L-PAR-f 1976 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Lower -- Three conjoining parietal fragments in region of bregma. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo habilis No
M. 14938 1335 24 - DK R-MAN, R-P, R-M I 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
OH 57 3772 14 - HWK E P-f 1977 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Lower II Surface. -- Lower P3 or P4 crown. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo sp. No
OH 58 3773 79 - JK Cliff P 1977 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I base of cliff Surface. -- lateral half unerupted premolar crown. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo sp. No
Old. 1472/57 1338 63 - JLK MAN, P 104 - Unknown IV 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 Cynocephalinae Simopithecus jonathani No
OLD 1957/622 SHK II 8208 19 - SHK L-MAX-f, P, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Fragment of left maxilla with third and forth premolar and first molar. In BM loan collection. Card in bag with specimen states "Canine socket suggests male". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OH 66 3781 7 - FLK North R-P 1998 127 - National Natural History Museum, Arusha, Tanzania I Upper Surface. Tooth is lower P4. Specimen is pictured on the far right in image 1. Specimen is pictured in bottom left in image 2. No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Australopithecus boisei No
OH 68 3783 18 - VEK Mand-f, R-P-f 2001 127 - National Natural History Museum, Arusha, Tanzania II Lower Mandible fragment with unerupted P4 and root of M1. Specimen is pictured in the middle in image 1. Specimen is shown in the middle of the top row in image 2. Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Australopithecus africanus OH 13-like No
OH 69 3784 80 - MCK L-P 2002 127 - National Natural History Museum, Arusha, Tanzania II Lower Lower P4. Specimen is pictured on left in image 1. Specimen is pictured on left in image 2. Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo habilis sunsu lato No
OH 73 3788 81 - HWK W L-P 2006 127 - National Natural History Museum, Arusha, Tanzania I Upper Surface. Clarke, R.J. Published online 4 May 2012. A Homo habilis maxilla and other newly-discovered hominid fossils from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Olduvai Special issue, JHE Left P3. Specimen is pictured third from the left bottom in image 1. Specimen is shown on left in image 2. No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo habilis sensu stricto No
752 DK IA 8222 24 - DK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I A? -- Middle phalanx. Indeterminant species. 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
DK IA L/2 8225 24 - DK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2, C? -- Distal phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "OLD 1963 DK IA L/2 5115 Cercopithecoidea. Cynocephalinae. Terminal phalange". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
Specimen not labeled. 8226 90 - DK (?) PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I? 3? Strip 11/10? -- Distal end of middle phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states " OLD 63 DK I L/3 Strip II/10 5349. Cynocephalinae?". Other card in bag with specimen states OLD 1963 DK I Strip II/10 L/3. 5349" and the other card in bag with specimen states "distal end of middle phalange". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
DK I I/8 8228 24 - DK PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 8 -- Distal phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "Old 1963 DK I Strip I/8 L/2, 5794". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OH 80 3796 10 - BK R/L-P , L-M , R/L-I , L-HUM-f , R-RAD-f , R-FEM-f , TIB-f 2009 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II 4 Upper Domínguez-Rodrigo M, et al. 2013. First Partial Skeleton of a 1.34-Million-Year-Old Paranthropus boisei from Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. PLoS ONE 8(12): e80347. Distal portion of a left humerus diaphysis. Partial right radius with head, proximal metaphysis and partial diaphysis. Right partial femur, diaphysis in three refitting pieces. Tibia midshaft fragment assigned to OH 80 based on close "spatial association, comparable anatomical ruggedness and similar state of preservation to the other OH 80 postcranial fossils" (Dominiguez-Rodrigo et al., 2013). 292 - Proyecto Olduvai Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Australopithecus boisei Anatomically modern No
Specimen not labeled. Found in bag with card written "OLD 1963 FLK II spit 4". 8229 5 - FLK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Spit 4 -- Distal phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "OLD 1963, FLK II Spit 4". Other card in bag with specimen states "Primate". Pleistocene. 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
MLK 068/6514 3803 34 - MLK CRA-f, P, M, (n=3) II Lower From horizon above Lemuta Member of Lowed Bed II Leakey MG and Leakey REF. 1973. New large Pleistocene colobinae (Mammalia, Primates) from East Africa. Fossil Vertebrates of Africa Vol. 3, 121-38. Similar to colobine specimen KNM-ER 398 in cranial dimensions. Maxillary dentition represented by P4, M2, M1, M2. Crania is represented by multiple fragments, and some fragments are missing. Large canine socket of right maxilla indicates specimen is male. Specimen is pictured in Plate 3. 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Either Cercopithecinae or Cynopithencinae. Author states that the cranium is typical of Cercopithecinae but that the dental morphology resembles Cynopithecinae. No
Specimens not labeled. Found in bag with card written "Original no data OLDUVAI". 8233 PHX, PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Phalanx and phalanx fragment. Specimen not labeled. Specimen found in bag with card states "Original, no data Olduvai". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD 61 067/4072 MPC I DK I 8237 24 - DK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Surface -- Phalanx. Pleistocene. 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OH 18 (formerly) 8238 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania “Discovered by an Earthwatch project led by F.T. Masao in 2003 and 2004, respectively, and will be described elsewhere.” -R. Clarke (2011) Phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "OH 18 now number changed as non-hominid". 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
MNK II I/1 8239 27 - MNK PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II 1 -- Proximal phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "Prox phal foot. Monkey". 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD/63 BK II 212 8240 10 - BK PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Pit 3 -- Phalanx fragment. Pleistocene. Card in bag with specimen states "Pit 3 L.S. Primate?". Pleistocene. 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
TP 685 FLK NN (Toe) 8241 6 - FLK NN PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Intermediate and distal phalanges. Specimens not labeled. Found in box with label "TP 685 (TOE) FLK NN (TOE) intermediate. Surface or sieve". Card in bag with specimen states "685-distal phal. FLK NN toe Intermed. no no. See report." 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
DK I 5197 L/1 8243 24 - DK MTP 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 1 -- Metapodial. Card in bag with specimen states "OLD 63 DK I L/2 Strip I 86,117, 5196-7 Cynocephalinae." Other card in bag states (written in pen) "Not weathered metapodials (indet.)) Field no. OLD 63 DK I L/2 Strip 86, 117, 5196-7." Card also has statement written in pencil by Paul F. Whitehead (possibly written at later date) stating "2 Proximals are metacarpals; 1 proximal is metacarpal; can't I.D. distal (P.W.)". Specimen found in bag with DK I ?17 (Metacarpal) and OLD/63 DK I 86 (Metatarsal). 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
2958 DK I A/2 8247 24 - DK PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2, A? -- Proximal phalanx. Pleistocene. 2012/08/07 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
5195 DK I L/2 8249 24 - DK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 Strip I -- Very weathered phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "Field No: Old 63 strip I L/2 5195". Other card found in bag with specimen states "Old 63 DK I L/2 5195 Cercopithecoidea". 2012/08/07 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
UNLABELED SPECIMEN OLD? 5 8253 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "Loc: Olduvai Field No: Old 1963 DKI 5111 III/1 L/1 Strip III". Other card in bag states "Old 1963 DKI III/1 5111". Pleistocene. 2012/08/07 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD/69/98 MNK H.31 8256 27 - MNK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- First phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "H.31 (S.98) MNK 1st phalanx-primate". Other card found in bag states "Old 69/98 (Original & cast)". Specimen found in the same bag with OLD/69/98, MNK H.31 and unlabeled specimen, probably from the same individual. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD/69/98 8259 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- First phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "H.31 (S.98) MNK 1st phalanx-primate". Other card found in bag states "OLD 69/98 (original & cast)". Specimen found in the same bag with MNK H.31 and UNLABELED SPECIMEN OLD?, probably from the same individual. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
UNLABELED SPECIMENS OLD? 7 8260 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- First phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "H.31 (S.98) MNK 1st phalanx-primate". Other card found in bag states "Old 69/98 (Original & cast)". Specimen found in the same bag with OLD/69/98 and MNK H.31, probably from the same individual. Both look like casts. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
MNK H.31 8261 27 - MNK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- First phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "H.31 (S.98) MNK 1st phalanx-primate". Other card found in bag states "OLD 69/98 (original & cast)". Specimen found in the same bag with Old/69/98, MNK H.31 and UNLABELED SPECIMEN OLD?, probably from the same individual. Only cast is present. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
751 L/2 8262 R-SCPH 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2 -- Right scaphoid. Card in bag with specimen states "Loc: Olduvai Field No: DK IA Old/62". Other card found in bag states "Appears to be right scaphoid closer to papio in morphology than most PW 12/84 theropithecus". Pleistocene. Card written by P. W. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLDUVAI 1962 MLK IV Right Max Monkey 8263 34 - MLK R-MAX, P, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania IV -- Right maxilla with third premolar, and first and second molars. Card in bag with specimen states "Original type cabinet A". Cercopithecoides kimeni cranial vault+left and right maxilla". Specimen found in bag with specimen Olduvai. 1962 MLK IV left maxilla of monkey probably from the same individual. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-709 10082 R-SCP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Just below Tuff IA. -- Right scapular fragment with glenoid fossa. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD/70/5939 WK VIII/I 8266 38 - WK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania VIII I -- Phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "WK main cha(?) Primate I=papionini." 2012/08/10 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-481 9852 P-f, TOOTH-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper 5 meters below Tuff 1F. -- Maxillary premolar and associated root fragment. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/26 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No