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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
OVPP-Testudines 7 3074 24 - DK 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
1931 II 1278 8823 R-SCP-f 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Schwarz E. 1937. Die fossilen Antilopen von Oldoway. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Oldoway-Expedition 1913. Partial. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 254. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OLD-219 11794 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-219; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae Yes
OLD-1912 12197 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1912 Unknown Mammalia Yes
M. 14185 12392 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK Current location 17G; drawer 11; MT3 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae No
UCMP 42078 12815 RAD-f, PHX 1948 276 - University of California Museum of Paleontology Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Equini Equus Yes
1952 BK II 142 1741 10 - BK P 1952 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
1931 II 1281 8824 L-SCP 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Schwarz E. 1937. Die fossilen Antilopen von Oldoway. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Oldoway-Expedition 1913. Glenoid + blade. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 659. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OVPP-734 10107 L-MAN-f, L-P, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 1M above Tuff IA. -- Left mandible with P3-M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopini No
OLD-222 11795 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-222; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae Yes
OLD-390 11922 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-390 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1913 12198 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1913 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-841 12302 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-841 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
OLD-1586 13168 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1586; distal MTP-f; immature Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
1952 BK II 143 1742 10 - BK P 1952 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
OVPP-Testudines 9 3076 7 - FLK North PLAS 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
1931 II 1286 8825 L-SCP 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Schwarz E. 1937. Die fossilen Antilopen von Oldoway. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Oldoway-Expedition 1913. Glenoid + blade. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 509. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
COP-12-8 9593 L-FEM-f, SCP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lowermost -- Proximal left femur missing greater trochanter with distal condyle fragment and two scapular fragments. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-391 11923 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-391; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Giraffidae Yes
OLD-577 12733 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-577; immature? Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
FLK N I 1961.7154 893 7 - FLK North CRA, R/L-HOR, R/L-M, R-P 104 - Unknown II middle 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 pictured in plate 15. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Connochaetes sp. No
1952 BK II 144 1743 10 - BK P 1952 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
OVPP-Erinaceus 59 2100 7 - FLK North SCP 104 - Unknown I upper 1 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-Testudines 10 3077 24 - DK PLR 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) III 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
COP-12-9 9594 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lowermost -- Fifth metapodial. Large. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla No
OVPP-481 9852 P-f, TOOTH-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper 5 meters below Tuff 1F. -- Maxillary premolar and associated root fragment. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/26 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD-392 11924 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-392 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-840 12303 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-840; metapodial proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
OLD-1606 13169 MTP-f 1934 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1606; distal MTP-f; "?COLLD. & PRESD> E>J> WAYLAND, 1934." Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
1952 BK II 145 1744 10 - BK P 1952 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
OVPP-Testudines 11 3078 24 - DK PERI 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) III -- 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-737 10110 L-MAX-f, L-P, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Eroded onto lag just below Tuff IA. -- Left maxilla fragment with P4-M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD-393 11925 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-393 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
1952 BK II 146 1745 10 - BK P 1952 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
OVPP-Testudines 12 3079 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
OLD/63 3181 BK II KNM 2.68 8292 10 - BK PAT 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Patella. Pleistocene. 2012/08/13 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
BMNHM25424 9340 R-P 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) II -- Right maxillary P3. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
COP-12-12 9597 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Metapodial. No provenience data. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-483 9854 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/26 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-395 11926 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-395 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes