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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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7924 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
COP-12-107 9691 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-575 9948 HOR 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 3m above ignimbrite. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
FLK NI 29532 10218 7 - FLK North R-ULNA-f 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Right proximal ulna. "The specimen numbers are catalogue numbers of the Olduvai fossil birds, and the data are kept at the Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville. The fossils belong to the Tanzanian Ministry of Antiquities, Dar es Salaam. They were collected by Mary Leakey in 1960-1962" (Haarhoff, 1993:193). Unknown Aves Coliiformes Coliidae Colius cf. striatus No
OVPP-L-1627 10414 41 - WK E Large vertebra Unknown Mammalia Yes
OLD-1383 11639 R-TIB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1383; right tibia distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-387 11890 M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-387; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1596 12043 AST 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1596; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-677 12345 VERT 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-677 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-121 12413 M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-121 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae No
M. 104089 12654 R-M 6/5/35 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- "Oldoway 6/5/35 MNK S IV"; Lower right M3; OLD-479; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
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. 14514 165 CRA-f, HOR 1931 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) I Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. This specimen is pictured in plate 71. 293 - A.T. Hopwood 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius altidens No
OVPP-Hystrix 4 451 7 - FLK North UK 104 - Unknown I upper 1, 6 Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Rodentia Hystricognatha Hystricognathi Hystricidae Hystricinae Hystrix sp. No
FLK I G. 258 723 5 - FLK MTC 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. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Tragelaphini The authors describe this specimen as coming from a "larger tragelaphine". No
M. 14552 997 HOR-f 1931 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) 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. 137 - A. Gentry No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius angusticornis No
HEB East IV 1969.814 1259 60 - HEB E FRLT, R/L-HOR 1969 104 - Unknown IV 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. This specimen is pictured in plate 38. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Antidorcas sp. No
M. 22381 1516 MAX-f, MAN-f 1960 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) Gentry, A. W. 1966 Fossil Antilopini of East Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History, Geology. 12: 43-106. 9 pls. The author lists these as either mandibular or maxillary pieces. 137 - A. Gentry 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Neotragini Phenacotragus recki No
1952 BK II 202 1841 10 - BK PHX 1952 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 This is a first phalanx. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
OVPP-Cichlidae 22 2795 7 - FLK North VER 104 - Unknown I 3 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 are from trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae No
01. R. M4-43 3173 L-MAN-f, M 104 - Unknown I Jaeger, J.J. 1976. Les rongeurs (Mammalia, Rodentia) du Pleistocene inferieur d’Olduvai Bed I (Tanzanie) 1ere Partie: Les Murides. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:58-120. This species is found at FLK NI, layers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; FLK NNI, layers 2 and 3; FLK I, Zinjanthropus layer. It is unclear where individual specimens come from, however. 153 - J. Jaeger Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Praomys minor No
01. R. M4-298 3430 L-MAN-f, M 104 - Unknown I Jaeger, J.J. 1976. Les rongeurs (Mammalia, Rodentia) du Pleistocene inferieur d’Olduvai Bed I (Tanzanie) 1ere Partie: Les Murides. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:58-120. This species is found at FLK NNI layer 2 and 3; FLK NI layers 1-6; FLK I Main site. It is unclear where individual specimens were recovered. 153 - J. Jaeger Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Zelotomys leakeyi No
01. R. M3-555 3687 L-M 104 - Unknown I Jaeger, J.J. 1976. Les rongeurs (Mammalia, Rodentia) du Pleistocene inferieur d’Olduvai Bed I (Tanzanie) 1ere Partie: Les Murides. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:58-120. This species is found at FLK NNI layers 2 and 3; FLK NI layers 1-6; FLK I. It is unclear where individual specimens were recovered. 153 - J. Jaeger Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Aethomys lavocati No
OVPP-Camelus 1 3963 10 - BK II Gentry, A., and Gentry, A. 1969. Fossil camels in Kenya and Tanzania. Nature 222:898. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
1098 6607 10 - BK R-CRHL 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-193 7871 d-M 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 63/3064 8130 R-C 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Crown of R upper canine. Subadult? Card in bag states "OLD '63 DK I strip II L/2 3064 Cercopithecoidea,Cercopithecidae, Cynocephalinae." Other card in bag states "Not typical of Simopithecus but in certain respects resembles baboon and is almost certainly part of same individual as 283, 3050, 4372 it may be a new genus." "Papio?" 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-L-263 8405 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box#: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
1931 II 1224 8666 R-MTT 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:8-104. Complete. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1146. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 836 8922 I 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:61. Incisor. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 225. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 1290 9178 THO 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:8-104. Thoracic, complete, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 824. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
RMNH158 9434 AST 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
COP-12-108 9692 VER 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Reptilia No
FLK NI 13895 10219 7 - FLK North R-ULNA-f 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Right proximal ulna; olecranon is damaged. "The specimen numbers are catalogue numbers of the Olduvai fossil birds, and the data are kept at the Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville. The fossils belong to the Tanzanian Ministry of Antiquities, Dar es Salaam. They were collected by Mary Leakey in 1960-1962" (Haarhoff, 1993:193). Unknown Aves Coliiformes Coliidae Colius cf. striatus No
OLD-1385 11640 R-TIB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1385; right tibia distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1597 12044 AST 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1597; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-957 12979 19 - SHK MTT 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-957; may be associated with OLD-597; "Oldoway near SHK 3-4 contact 8/5/35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla in rhino drawer No
M.104143 13032 R-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- right upper M1 or M2; OLD-1118; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1888 13216 LIMB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1888 Unknown Mammalia No
M 103995 13274 P (3) IV -- OLD-460; upper premolar; " NI Layer IV" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini No
OVPP-P-45 13328 L. MAN- f (M2) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos dietrichi Yes