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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
OVPP-L-1554 10485 5 - FLK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Tip of canine Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
OLD-1414 11655 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1414 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-396 11895 CUB 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-396 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae 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
OLD-661 12352 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-661; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-129 12420 70 - EHK M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-129; "OLDOWAY BED I base EHK 25.VI.35"; "EHK Bed I base, presumably associated with another tooth. Similarly marked, now in room 26. (2 halves of a tooth & tray of fragments); "This fragment belongs to EHK Bed I base mandible fras from Olduvai. The missing space in the tooth is now filled with plaster. This right half of the mandible goes with the left mandible half in cabinet 17F - NET 23/11/94" Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
M. 104070 12540 L-M 2.VII.35 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- " OLDY FLK II S 2.VII.35"; Left upper M1 or M2; OLD-293; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-489 12662 320 - 39 SES 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-489 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
OLD-66 12785 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-66; intermediate PHX Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae No
M 103883 12864 R-P 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-757; lower right P4; S Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Tragelaphini Tragelaphus No
JK 2 A.03 220 1016 46 - JK 2 R-HOR 104 - Unknown III 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 26, figures 3 and 4. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius rugosus No
M. 14531 1275 R-HOR 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) 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. This specimen is pictured in plate 41, figures 1, 2, and 3. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Caprinae No
272 2813 19 - SHK L-SPINE 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
01. R. M5-59 3189 R-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. K-315 3447 R-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. This specimen is pictured in plate 3, figure E. 153 - J. Jaeger Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Zelotomys leakeyi No
OVPP-L-13 3980 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- No original specimen label. Box #: OLD87. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
MB.Ma.25153 9194 TOOTH 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Upper. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus oldowayensis Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
RMNH206 9450 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Anterior first phalanx IV. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
FLK NI 18432 10235 7 - FLK North R-TBT-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 tibiotarsus with rotular crest and inner cnemial crest 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-1415 11656 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1415 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1615 12060 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1615; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M. 104109 13040 R-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- Right upper M2; OLD-1126; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1356 13112 L-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1356; L-MAN with P4-M3; Part of Reck collection in Munich. Numbers written on bone are German field numbers and do not correspond to stratigraphy Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1899 13224 TEM-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1899; petrous portion fragment Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-P-53 13335 R. MAN-f -- OLD I 1960 NNI FLK 764. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Herpestes primitivus Yes
M. 14507 182 HOR 1931 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Gazella praecursor This specimen was reclassified by Gentry and Gentry (1978) as Antidorcas recki. No
E-58 742 CRA 111 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany(?) 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 was destroyed in WWII. 138 - E. Schwarz Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Taurotragini Taurotragus oryx pachyceros Gentry and Gentry (1978a) suggest this name should not be considered. No
OVPP-Rugosus 1 1017 19 - SHK R-HOR 1952 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 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius rugosus No
DK I 1962.067/3965 1276 24 - DK L-HOR-f 1962 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 No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini No
294 2814 19 - SHK 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
01. R. M5-60 3190 L-MAX-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. M1-316 3448 R-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
OVPP-L-14 3981 AST 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- No original specimen label. Box #: OLD87. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
MB.Ma.25168 9195 L-TOOTH 1931 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany Horizont 1-3 -- Upper. Mfn room number: 2251. Cabinet: P0449-4. Drawer: 41. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
RMNH213 9451 RAD 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
FLK NI 1356 10236 7 - FLK North R-TBT-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 distal tibiotarsus. "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-1631 10418 41 - WK E Bone fragments Unknown Yes
OLD-1416 11657 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1416 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1616 12061 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1616; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-659 12353 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-659; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes