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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-Megadermidae 2 20 7 - FLK North MAN 104 - Unknown I upper 2 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Undetermined megadermid. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Chiroptera Megadermidae No
OVPP-Erinaceus 21 1964 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Nycticeius 1 21 7 - FLK North MAN 104 - Unknown I upper 1 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 Yes Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Nycticeius schlieffeni No
OVPP-Erinaceus 22 1965 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Nycticeius 2 22 7 - FLK North MAN 104 - Unknown I upper 1, 2, 3 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 Yes Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Nycticeius schlieffeni This specimen resembles N. schlieffeni. No
OVPP-Erinaceus 23 1966 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 24 1967 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 25 1968 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 26 1969 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 27 1970 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 28 1971 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 29 1972 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 30 1973 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 31 1974 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 32 1975 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 33 1976 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Muridae 4 40 7 - FLK North P, M, I, C 104 - Unknown I upper 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Several specimens of unidentified murids are present. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae The author is unsure of the taxonomy. No
OVPP-Erinaceus 34 1977 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 35 1978 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-73 7751 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper Level of Tuff 1E. -- Proximal metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-Erinaceus 36 1979 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-74 7752 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper Level of Tuff 1E. -- Mandibular molar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-331 8009 MAN-f, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper 1/2 meter below Tuff 1F. -- Mandibular fragment with P2 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-Erinaceus 37 1980 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-75 7753 MAN-f, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper Just above Tuff 1F. -- Mandible fragment with P2-3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia No
OVPP-Erinaceus 38 1981 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 39 1982 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
FLK N I 6140/1960 47 7 - FLK North HUM-f 1960 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I upper 4 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Only the distal end of the humerus was recovered. It is severely crushed. 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. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Hyaenidae Hyaeninae Crocuta ultra No
OVPP-Erinaceus 40 1983 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 41 1984 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-336 8014 R-MAX-f, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper 2 meters below Tuff 1F. -- Right maxillary fragment with M1-M3. Needs significant preparation. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae No
OVPP-463 9834 R-MAN-f, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper 1 meter below Tuff 1F. -- Right mandibular fragment with broken M2 and complete M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-Erinaceus 42 1985 7 - FLK North M 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 43 1986 7 - FLK North MAN, I-f, P, M 104 - Unknown I upper '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-465 9836 R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper Below Tuff 1F. -- Right mandibular M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopini No
FLK N I 6252/1960 51 7 - FLK North SKULL, P, M 1960 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I upper Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Specimen is crushed. 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. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Canis mesomelas latirostris No
OVPP-Erinaceus 44 1987 7 - FLK North MAN-f, I 104 - Unknown I upper '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-Erinaceus 45 1988 7 - FLK North MAN, M 104 - Unknown I upper '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
6237/1960 53 7 - FLK North L/R-RAM-f, L/R-P, L/R-M 1960 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I upper Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 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. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Canis mesomelas latirostris No
OVPP-Erinaceus 46 1989 7 - FLK North MAN-f, P 104 - Unknown I upper 3 Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No