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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-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
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
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-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
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
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
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
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
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
OLDUVAI 1962 MLK IV Right Max Monkey 8263 34 - MLK R-MAX, P, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania IV -- Right maxilla with third premolar, and first and second molars. Card in bag with specimen states "Original type cabinet A". Cercopithecoides kimeni cranial vault+left and right maxilla". Specimen found in bag with specimen Olduvai. 1962 MLK IV left maxilla of monkey probably from the same individual. 2012/08/09 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-560 12720 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-560; pedal bone Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae in Rhino drawer Unknown
F325 3051 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
BMNHM25337 9312 R-P 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) II -- 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
F378 3052 6 - FLK NN CARA, PLAS 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) I Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. This specimen is from a juvenile. 152 - W. Auffenberg Unknown Reptilia Testudines Pelomedusidae Pelusios sinuatus No
1931 II 777 9057 L-MAN, L-P, L-M 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:61. Almost complete mandible w p3 alv, p4-m3. Reck Field No.: VII 469. This could be the same individual as 1931 II 666, cranium of Rhynotragus semiticus. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
BMNHM25347 9313 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/70/5939 WK VIII/I 8266 38 - WK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania VIII I -- Phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "WK main cha(?) Primate I=papionini." 2012/08/10 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
1931 II 1139 9058 R-MAN, R-P, R/d-P-f, R-M 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:61. Almost complete, w condyle, p3-p4 erupting, dp4 frag, m1-m3 erupting, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 667. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
BMNHM25348 9314 L-P 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) II -- Left mandibular P3. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
RMNH886 9570 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- First 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-P-10 13285 PHX -- HWK East Level2 067-1973. Original Unknown Yes
263/1959 42 6 - FLK NN L/R-MAN, L/R-P, L/R-M, L/R-I, L/R-C 1959 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I middle Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 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. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Hyaenidae Hyaeninae Crocuta ultra No