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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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1690 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
6579 3950 PHX, (n=2) I/II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from BK, THL, and FLK N but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-180 7858 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-1370 11627 L-SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1370 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
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
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
OVPP-L-1094 10373 22 - SC AST , POD 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 7 specimens: OLD/71.SC.103, OLD/71.SC.352, OLD/71.SC.480, OLD/71.SC.507, OLD/71.SC.1310, OLD/71.SC.1686, OLD/71.SC.1815 Unknown Mammalia No
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-1874 13210 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1874; intermediate PHX Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
FLK I G.067/1089 711 5 - FLK MAX, d-P, MAN 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. The mandible of this juvenile specimen was originally given its own specimen number: FLK I G.067/1085. It was later realized they represented the same individual. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Tragelaphini Tragelaphus strepsiceros maryanus No
OVPP-Percifomes 1 2777 6 - FLK NN SPINE-f, 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. These fishes are from an unidentified family of percoid fishes. It is unknown how many individuals are represented. They were recovered from trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Perciformes No
1206 6594 62 - SHK E R-PTER 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
COP-12-97 9681 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-L-1039 10318 22 - SC PVG-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box: OLD/71 SC TR II SPIT 6. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.601 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-1895 11993 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1895 Unknown Mammalia 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. 22436 1506 R/L-MAN, I, P, M 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Two mandibles with full adult dentition that are probably from the same individual. It is pictured in plate 8A. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Neotragini Phenacotragus recki No
OLD-1373 11630 R-SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1373 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
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
OLD-1877 13211 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1877; pedal PHX Unknown Aves No
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
01. R. M4-35 3165 R-MAX-f, PAL, 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. Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Praomys minor No
OLD-378 11883 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-378; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
M. 104111 13028 L-P 10/5/35 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- Left upper P4; OLD-1114; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
107 6598 65 - SHK S L-PTER-f 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. This specimen is probably from the left side of the organism. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OLD-379 11884 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-379; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OVPP-P-43 13326 L- MAN (C, P1-M2) -- FLKNI L-3 III-3 761 . Cast Unknown Carnivora Canidae Otocyoninae Prototocyon cf. recki Yes
RMNH1400 9428 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
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-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
OVPP-P-29 13305 UP2-f, PHX -- OLD-61 FLKNI T2IV L-2 Unknown Carnivora Herpestinae Yes
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
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
OLD-1892 11994 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1892 Unknown Mammalia Yes
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
OVPP-Pelorovis 21 1838 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