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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
DK I 37+43 855 24 - DK MAX, d-P 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. This specimen is from a juvenile. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Hippotraginae Hippotragini Hippotragus gigas No
F4727 3042 6 - FLK NN PLR 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 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. 152 - W. Auffenberg 264 - Leakey family expedition 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-62 7740 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-319 7997 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 1 meter above Bed I lavas. -- Mandibular P2 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
RMNH80 9559 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Posterior 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
OVPP-L-1069 10348 22 - SC PVG-f , UK-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. 3 specimens: OLD/71.SC.597, OLD/71.SC.766, OLD/71.SC.986 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-1742 12166 46 - JK 2 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1742; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-195 13271 MTP -- OLD-195; distal end of MTP. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae Yes
F4728 3043 6 - FLK NN NUCH, PERI 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 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. 152 - W. Auffenberg 264 - Leakey family expedition 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-63 7741 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III Sandstone near top of Bed III. -- Upper P2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD/69/98 MNK H.31 8256 27 - MNK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- First phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "H.31 (S.98) MNK 1st phalanx-primate". Other card found in bag states "Old 69/98 (Original & cast)". Specimen found in the same bag with OLD/69/98, MNK H.31 and unlabeled specimen, probably from the same individual. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-702 10075 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Eroded into silts about 10m above start of sandstone. -- Right mandible fragment with P4 and M1-3. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Tragelaphini No
OLD-1744 12167 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1744; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-P-8 13283 Distal MTP-f -- HWK E II 18'-28'-S Unknown Yes
OLD-1745 12168 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1745; phalanx distal end; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
F4730 3045 6 - FLK NN PLR, SUPY 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 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. 152 - W. Auffenberg 264 - Leakey family expedition 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-449 9820 PHX-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Aves No
OVPP-L-1658 10521 86 - HK 9 Elements: horn core fragment, distal femur, and distal metapodial 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Various taxonomy includes Aves, Bovidae, Leporidae, + others Unknown Yes
OLD-1746 12169 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1746; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD/69/98 8259 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- First phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "H.31 (S.98) MNK 1st phalanx-primate". Other card found in bag states "OLD 69/98 (original & cast)". Specimen found in the same bag with MNK H.31 and UNLABELED SPECIMEN OLD?, probably from the same individual. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-450 9821 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-1747 12170 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1747; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
F4732 3047 6 - FLK NN PVG, PERI 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 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. 152 - W. Auffenberg 264 - Leakey family expedition 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
UNLABELED SPECIMENS OLD? 7 8260 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- First phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "H.31 (S.98) MNK 1st phalanx-primate". Other card found in bag states "Old 69/98 (Original & cast)". Specimen found in the same bag with OLD/69/98 and MNK H.31, probably from the same individual. Both look like casts. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-451 9822 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower -- Maxillary P4. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Hippotragini? No
OLD-1748 12171 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1748; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1562 13158 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-1562; proximal MTP-f; May all be from Bed IV See strat info. for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OVPP-Muridae 1 35 5 - FLK P, M, I, C, MAN, MAX 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Several unidentified murids 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae No
F4733 3048 CARA, PLAS-f 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 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. 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown sinuatus W. Auffenberg ",",",",",",",",",",Reptilia" No
MNK H.31 8261 27 - MNK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- First phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "H.31 (S.98) MNK 1st phalanx-primate". Other card found in bag states "OLD 69/98 (original & cast)". Specimen found in the same bag with Old/69/98, MNK H.31 and UNLABELED SPECIMEN OLD?, probably from the same individual. Only cast is present. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
BMNHM25311 9309 R-P 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) I -- Right mandibular P4. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
OLD-1749 12172 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1749; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-P-9 13284 Frag. diaphysis long bone , , -- HWK E II 906 L-2. Original. Unknown Yes
OVPP-Muridae 2 37 6 - FLK NN P, M, I, C 104 - Unknown I middle 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 No Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae No
F42 3049 6 - FLK NN PLR 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) I Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 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-69 7747 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Claystone three meters above Tuff 1B. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
751 L/2 8262 R-SCPH 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2 -- Right scaphoid. Card in bag with specimen states "Loc: Olduvai Field No: DK IA Old/62". Other card found in bag states "Appears to be right scaphoid closer to papio in morphology than most PW 12/84 theropithecus". Pleistocene. Card written by P. W. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-1563 13159 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-1563; distal MTP-f; May all be from Bed IV See strat info. for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OVPP-Muridae 3 38 6 - FLK NN P, M, I, C 104 - Unknown I middle 2, 3 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Several specimens of unidentified murids. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae No
F297 3050 6 - FLK NN PLAS 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) I Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 152 - W. Auffenberg Unknown Reptilia Testudines Pelomedusidae Pelusios sinuatus No