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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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3807 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
OVPP-L-250 8392 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-86-43-1-S. Box#: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
FLK NI 27534 10206 7 - FLK North R-HUM-f 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Distal right humerus. "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-1583 12031 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1583; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-687 12340 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-687 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-748 12856 MTT 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-748; Another bone fragment fused onto specimen, with concretion Unknown in concretion Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae in Rhino drawer Unknown
OVPP-Clarias 27 2728 6 - FLK NN VOM, SKULL-f, FRO, L-SORB, L-SUBO, MSEH-f, L-OPER, IOPL-f, SUPP, CRHL, R/L-EPHL-f, R/L-ARTC, DNTY-f, CLEI-f, R/L-SPINE, VER-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 2 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=49. Multiple of each element is represented, authors do not specify number of every element. These specimens come from trench III 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
5067 3951 27 - MNK R-HUM-f I 4 Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is distal extremity of humerus. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-181 7859 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae 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
OVPP-L-251 8393 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: ?. Box#: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
FLK NNI 2482 10207 6 - FLK NN R-HUM-f 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Distal right humerus with most of shaft. "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-1371 11628 R-MTC-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1371; right metacarpal proximal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-373 11879 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-373; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Giraffidae Yes
OLD-1584 12032 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1584; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-118 12408 M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-118; box says "fossils in flint"; fossil says "for repair"; "II" scratched into concretion Unknown Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Yes
OVPP-182 7860 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III -- Maxillary molar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae 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
OVPP-L-252 8394 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-87-102-1-?. Box#: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-565 9938 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower About 20m above Tuff IA. -- M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
FLK I 3643 10208 5 - FLK R-HUM-f 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Distal right humerus. "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-1372 11629 MTC-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1372; notes "in two pieces" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1585 12033 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1585; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M 104000 12857 R-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-749; right upper M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Tapiromorpha Bovoidea Bovidae cf. Hippotragini Unknown
OLD-1189 13100 L-HUM-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1189; distal L-HUM-f; Drawer says "Alcelaphini humeri"; "IS" or "II"? Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Behemota Bovoidea Bovidae cf. Alcelaphini Unknown
204 3953 R-HUM-f II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is distal extremity of humerus. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-183 7861 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III -- Maxillary molar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae 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
OVPP-L-253 8395 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-86-12-1-S. Box#: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-98 9682 MAX-f, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lowermost -- Maxilla fragment with two molars. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-376 11881 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-376; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1587 12034 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1587; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
G. 309 2786 5 - FLK NRCR-f, ETHM, SOCC 1960 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. At least 7 individuals are represented. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias No
592 3954 MTT II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is distal extremity of third metatarsal. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-184 7862 R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper -- Right maxillary M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-L-254 8396 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-86-----?. Box#: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-99 9683 MTC 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper -- Fifth metacarpal. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae No
OVPP-567 9940 R/L-MAX, R/L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Stream channel (modern) with sediments from lower Bed I section. -- Right and left maxilla with right and left M1-2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphini No
OLD-108 11424 M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-108 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-377 11882 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-377; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1588 12035 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1588; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes