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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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1684 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
OLD-279 12533 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-279; "Label found in box with OLD-565 and OLD-279. Not sure if it comes with either." Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae No
OLD-952 12977 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-952; distal metapodial fragment; immature? Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae No
RMNH151 9431 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Third phalanx of digit III. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
OVPP-573 9946 MAN, R-P, L/R-M, L/R-I 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandstone 15m above ignimbrite, below Tuff IA but not sure how far below. -- Almost complete mandible with right P2-M3, left M1-2, and LI3-RI3. Three pieces- A, B, and C. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Hippotragini No
OLD-679 12344 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-679 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1297 13104 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1297; MTP-f proximal immature; Drawer says "Alcelaphini metapodials" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
COP-12-106 9690 PVG-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- Pelvic fragment with acetabelum. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae No
M. 104118 13031 L-MAX, dP (2), M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- Left maxilla with dP3, dP4, M1, and M2; OLD-1117; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1887 13215 PVG-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1887; os coxae-f Unknown Mammalia large mammal Unknown
OLD-1309 13105 5 - FLK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK II S -- OLD-1309; MTP immature (distal epiphysis missing); Drawer says "Alcelaphini metapodials"; "OLDY FLK II S 2.3.11" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
M 103995 13274 P (3) IV -- OLD-460; upper premolar; " NI Layer IV" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini No
OVPP-196 7873 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
RMNH1588 9435 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Second phalanx of digit III. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
OLD-1891 11995 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1891 Unknown Mammalia Yes
OLD-1339 13106 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1339; MTP-f with proximal end; Drawer says "Alcelaphini metapodials" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-195 7874 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Proximal metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-578 9951 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Scree slope off of excavation of OH65. Below Tuff IB. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates No
OLD-96 12980 24 - DK MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-96; proximal metapodial fragment; DK I S Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-P-46 13329 R. C + R.LM2 + R.MAX-f (P2-P3) + MAX-f (P4-M2) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos Dietrichi Yes
OVPP-197 7875 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-670 12347 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-670 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1340 13107 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-1340; proximal PHX; check against pic (if element looks like M. 22468G then element for the next until OLD-1181 is okay if not, show me- WBR) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-198 7876 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Mandibular P2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae 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
COP-12-112 9696 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown No
OLD-123 12415 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-123 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-281 12536 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-281; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae No
OVPP-P-47 13330 L.MAX-f (P3-P4) -- FLKNI L-4. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos dietrichi Yes
OLD-668 12348 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-668; phalanx distal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
OLD-282 12537 315 - JKE S PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-282; intermediate phalanx; "OLD Y JKE II S 30.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae No
OVPP-P-48 13331 R.MAN-f (C, P2-M2) -- FLKNI L-4 6128. Cast Unknown Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos dietrichi Yes
OVPP-Testudines 12 6846 CARA, PLAS 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) -- 152 - W. Auffenberg Unknown Reptilia Testudines The author mentions there are over 3,000 fossilized turtle fragments from Olduvai Gorge, 98% of which are from the species Pelusios sinuatus. However, it is unclear which specimens belong to which species based on the description given. When it was unclear, the specimen is only referred to as belonging to the Order Testudines. No
OVPP-201 7879 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle On carbonate nodules. -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae 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
OLDUVAI 1941 I.S. 2955 8138 P 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Surface -- Small lower fourth premolar. Erupting. Card in bag states "Bed I surface". In BM loan collection. 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-886 11893 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-886 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-667 12349 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-667 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
FIELD NO. UNKNOWN 8139 L-C, R-P, I 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Three teeth in bag. One is an upper canine (left, female?),worn. One is a premolar (Lower third right premolar from a male individual?); worn. One is an upper first incisor; worn. In BM loan collection. 2012/07/30 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
MB.Ma.103 9187 P 1913 128 - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany -- Reck field number: X 779. Mfn room number: 2251. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Caniformia Cynoidea Canidae Canis africanus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OLD-1607 12053 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1607; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes