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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
6484 3958 R-MTT Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is third metatarsal. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
21 6600 10 - BK SKULL-f, PSPH 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. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-188 7866 R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper -- Right maxillary molar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae 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
OVPP-L-258 8400 I 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-86-51-1-S. Box#: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
1931 II 1210 8661 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, proximal break. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 868. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 831 8917 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 223. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 959 9173 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 1913:62. Thoracic, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1220.This specimen's number was not visible in any photographs. As a result, the photograph was included because it is likely that the specimen is represented in this image. However, this is not confirmed and it is possible that the specimen is not in this photograph. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
RMNH1422 9429 CAL 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-12-103 9687 R-AST 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Middle -- Right astagalus. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-571 9944 TIB, HUM-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandstone 15m above ignimbrite, below Tuff IA but not sure how far below. -- Immature. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP Yes Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
FLK NI 25063 10214 7 - FLK North L-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. Left distal 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-1097 10376 22 - SC MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 7 specimens: OLD/71.SC.67, OLD/71.SC.108, OLD/71.SC.532, OLD/71.SC.1333, OLD/71.SC.1725, OLD/71.SC.1726, OLD/71.SC.1806 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-695 11425 M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-695 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1378 11635 L-TIB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1378; left tibia distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OLD-381 11886 CAL 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-381 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1592 12039 AST 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1592; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-12 12411 24 - DK M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I Current location 17E; drawer 5 Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
M 104014 12652 L-MAN, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-477; L-MAN with M1-M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104238 13103 5 - FLK L-HUM-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I S -- OLD-1197; L-HUM-f distal; drawer says "Alcelaphini humeri"; "Oldoway FLK I S" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-P-29 13305 UP2-f, PHX -- OLD-61 FLKNI T2IV L-2 Unknown Carnivora Herpestinae Yes
SHK II 1957.1284 161 19 - SHK 1957 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) II Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Elements preserved were not described. 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. 138 - E. Schwarz 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Damaliscus angusticornis This specimen was reclassified by Gentry and Gentry (1978) as Parmularius angusticornis. No
OVPP-Saccostomus 3 439 5 - FLK 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. 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 Nesomyidae Cricetomyinae Saccostomurini Saccostomus sp. No
BK II 1963.2499 991 10 - BK FRLT-f, R-HOR 1963 104 - Unknown 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. This specimen is pictured in plate 25, figure 3. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius angusticornis No
BK II 1963.3037 1255 10 - BK RAD 1963 104 - Unknown 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 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Antidorcas recki No
M. 22375 1512 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
OVPP-Pelorovis 19 1836 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 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-Clarias 31 2791 33 - SWK SOCC, ETHM, MSEH 1952 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. MNI=3. They are from trench V. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias No
01. R. M4-39 3169 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. M3-294 3426 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. M3-551 3683 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 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
6158 3959 7 - FLK North C-f 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 Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
315 6601 10 - BK L-PTER 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. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-189 7867 R-MAN-f, P, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Right mandible fragment with P3-M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae 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
OVPP-L-259 8401 I, MAN 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-87-31-8-E. Box#: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
1931 II 1212 8662 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.: VI 904. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 832 8918 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 227. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 964 9174 THO 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- Thoracic, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1320. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
RMNH146 9430 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