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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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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 1953/117 BK II Ex 8108 10 - BK L-MAN-f, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Jolly, C.J. 1965. Origins and specialization of the long-faced Cercopithecoidea. PhD thesis, University of London. Left mandibular fragment with M2 and roots of M3. In BM loan collection. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 62/5001 DK I A/2 8109 24 - DK M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 A? -- Lower M3. Cynocephalinae? Card in bag states "L/1". Pleistocene. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
2609 3943 MAX, P, (n=4), M, (M=2) II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from FLK N, FLK NN, and MNK but does not specifically assign site. Specimen is pictured in image 1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 61/2955 DK I T.T. 8110 74 - DK E I 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I T.T.? -- Lateral incisor (I2). In bag with OLD 63/2969. Pleistocene. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-555 9929 L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 1m below Tuff IA. Sands. -- Left maxillary M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini Papio No
OLD 61/2969 MPC I 8111 74 - DK E I 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I T.T.? surface -- Lower incisor. Card in bag states "Old '61 DK I. T.T. surface 067/2955." Specimen is in bag with OLD 61/2955 DK I T.T. Card in bag states "MPC I = DK I". Pleistocene. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
067/5594 MCK II Simo L? 8112 80 - MCK L-PVG 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Left os coxa. From same individual as 0675593 MCK II Simo R (R os coxa). Type specimen. Card for specimen found in pile of cards in box 189 in House of Culture, Dar es Salaam (specimen and card in part of collection recently returned from Nairobi). Card has been put in bag with specimen. Card states "giant baboon". 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cynocephalinae Simopithecus oswaldi No
2154 8113 24 - DK I 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 Strip III -- Incisor. Card in bag states "Field no. 067/2954,STRIP III, L/2, DK I, incisor".Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 61/2975 MPC I KNM 2.95 8114 VER-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Vertebral fragment. Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-Simopithecus 2 427 24 - DK UK 104 - Unknown I lower 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 Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cynocephalinae Simopithecus oswaldi No
OLD 1957/118 BK II 8115 10 - BK HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Distal end and partial shaft of left humerus. In BM loan collection. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-Cercocebus 1 428 10 - BK UK 104 - Unknown II upper 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 Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercocebus sp. No
OLD 68/25658 BK II 8116 10 - BK HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Pit 6. -- Humerus shaft with part of distal end. Proximal articular end not preserved. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-Papio 3 429 24 - DK UK 104 - Unknown I lower 2, 3 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 Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini Papio sp. No
OLD 63/103 DK I L/2 8117 24 - DK R-HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 Strip I -- Proximal end of right humerus with portion of shaft. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-Papio 4 430 6 - FLK NN UK 104 - Unknown I middle 2, 3 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 Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini Papio sp. No
OLD 61/7421 FLK N I Tr.III LS/1-2 8118 7 - FLK North L-FEM 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 1-2 Tr. III surface -- Shaft of left femur. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Y Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
B 44 3952 27 - MNK L-CUB II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini Theropithecus No
OLD 63/067/1564 BK II 5/CS 8119 10 - BK FEM 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Femur shaft. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 63/067/5512 BK II E SAND 8120 49 - BK E FEM 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Eastern sands -- Femur shaft (right?). Large. Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 69 S.45 MNK Mid II.S 8121 27 - MNK L-RAD-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Middle Surface. -- Proximal end of left radius. Large. Preserves about 1/3 of shaft. Card in bag with specimen states "OLD/69 S-45 MNK Mid II-S". 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 1953/2 BK II 8122 10 - BK L-HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II 2? -- Packed in National Museum in Nairobi, Kenya in box 188 or 189 labeled "Cercopithecidae" for transport to National Museum of History, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Distal end of left humerus. Large.Simopithecus? Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
5168/404 DK I B/2 8123 24 - DK CRA-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I B/2? -- Cranial fragment. Pleistocene. Specimen in bag with 5169/KNM 2.9?7 DK I B/2. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 61/2956 DK W S SCREE T.T. 8124 87 - DK W M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I T.T. Scree. Surface. -- Lower molar probably right M2. Card in bag states "OLD61 DK I T.T. scree Cynocephalinae." 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cynocephalinae No
OLD 63/3114 DK I 8125 24 - DK I 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 3 Strip II -- Upper incisor. The card in bag states "OLD '63 DK I Strip II L/3 cercopithecoidea, cercopithecidae". L/3 strip II. Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
DK I B/2/5169 KNM 2.9?7 8126 24 - DK CRA-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Cranial fragment. Specimen in bag with 5168/DK I B/2. Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
2960 DK I WS 8127 87 - DK W I 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Surface. -- Incisor. Card in bag states "?primate" and "067/2960." 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
304/ DK I A 8128 24 - DK M-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 1 -- Part of broken lower molar. Card in bag states "OLD 1962 DK I A 304 L/1 cercopithecoidea" 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 63/234 DK I 8129 24 - DK R-M-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 Strip I -- Part of lower right third molar of worn tooth. Pleistocene. Strip I L/2. Card in bag states "Probably same genus and species as 3050 and probably same individual as scree T.T. specimen in 1961 [?]." 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae 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
OLD 62/068/6643 FLK I opp. Zinj site 8131 72 - FLK Maiko Gully HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Opposite Zinj. site. -- Distal 1/3 of humerus. Articular surfaces not preserved. Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 63/181 DK I KNM 2-037 L/2 8132 24 - DK HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 L/Z strip I -- Distal end of humerus (right?). Pleistocene. Card with specimen states "L/Z Strip I." 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 1963/179 BK II Step trench below tuff 8133 10 - BK HUM-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Humerus shaft (Right?). Card states "small,straght, and slender". Pleistocene. 2012/07/27 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
067/5593 MCK II Simo R 8134 80 - MCK R-PVG 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Right os coxa. From same individual as 067/5594 MCK II Simo L (L os coxa). Type specimen. Card for specimen found in pile of cards in box 189 in House of Culture, Dar es Salaam (specimen and card in part of collection recently returned from Nairobi). Card has been put in bag with specimen. Card states "giant baboon". 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cynocephalinae Simopithecus oswaldi No
71 8135 VER-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Vertebral fragments. Two vertebral centrums and one fragment. label on bag states "OLD 1957 SHK II 8?7." 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OH 62/998 8412 FEM-f, TOOTH 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Femoral head and teeth. 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae No
067/1561 BK? 8136 10 - BK M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Molar(unerupted). Card in bag states "OLD 63 BK II,5/CF, 067/1561, lower molar unerupted, Simopithecus s/1?". Another card states "Upper molar unerupted. 067/1561, 5/CF BK II, OLD 63" Cercopithecoidea. Pleistocene. 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD 60 8413 5 - FLK FIB-f, TIB-f, UK-f 104 - Unknown I -- Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae No
OLD 1472 3694 63 - JLK MAN, M, P 1957 104 - Unknown IV Leakey, L., and Whitworth, T. 1958. Notes on the genus Simopithecus, with a description of a new species from Olduvai. This specimen is pictured in plate 4, figure 1; plate 5, figure 1; plate 6, figure 1; plate 8, plate 9, and plate 10. All descriptions of this specimen indicate that the pictured specimen is the holotype. In plate 4, however, the description reads female S. jonathani so it is unclear whether this is the same specimen or not. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cynocephalinae Simopithecus jonathani Holotype 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