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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-Herpestinae 1 70 7 - FLK North L-P 104 - Unknown I upper 1 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. A few isolated teeth perhaps belonging to the subfamily Herpestinae. Only the pre-molar is mentioned directly. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Herpestidae Herpestinae Author placed this taxon in Family Viverridae, but the specimen "perhaps" belongs to the subfamily Herpestinae. No
1953 BK II Extension 300 1747 10 - BK P 1953 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
BMNHM25426 9342 L-P 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) II -- Left 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-255 11801 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-255; phalanx distal end Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae Yes
OLD-398 11928 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-398 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
1953 BK II Extension 301 1748 10 - BK P 1953 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 This specimen is probably from the same individual as 1953 BK II Extension 299. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
OVPP-102 7780 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I One meter below Tuff 1F. -- Mandibular premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
1931 II 1028 8831 SKEL-f, HUM-f, FEM-f, TIB-f, VER-f, RIB-f, RAD-f, ULNA-f, SCP-f 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:8-104. Partial skeleton, juvenile, incl. hum, fem, tib, ver, rib, rad, uln, sca, all fragmentary. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 1100. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
BMNHM25427 9343 R-P 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) II -- Right mandibular P2. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
OLD-256 11802 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-256; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae Yes
OLD-401 11929 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-401; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-210 12491 27 - MNK MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-210; distal end of metapodial; "Oldoway 6/5/35 MNK surface" Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae No
OVPP-Herpestes 2 73 7 - FLK North R-MAN, R-P, R-M 104 - Unknown I upper 4 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 Yes Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Herpestidae Herpestinae Herpestes Author suggests it is just as likely to be in genus Bdeogale. No
FLK N I 067/240 899 7 - FLK North MAX, M, 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 an immature individual. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
1953 BK II Extension 361 1749 10 - BK P 1953 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
FLK I/E-G 391 2 5 - FLK L-MAN, L/R-RAM-f, L-P, L-M, R-P, R-M 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. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Strepsirrhini Lorisiformes Galagidae Galago senegalensis No
1931 II 1045 8832 SKEL-f, ULNA-f, RIB-f, L/d-P 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- Skeletal fragments: uln, rib, L upper dP2-dP3, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 1097. Ulna is adult, so may not belong to same indiv. as deciduous teeth. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OVPP-487 9858 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper -- Mandibular molar. Same individual as OVPP-488, 489, 490. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/26 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-100 12206 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-100 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Giraffidae Yes
OLD-836 12306 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-836; metapodial distal end; broken into three pieces; number notes "3" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
OLD-1640 13172 18 - VEK MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I S -- OLD-1640; distal MTP-f Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-Genetta 1 74 7 - FLK North R-MAN, R-P, R-M 104 - Unknown I upper 4 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 Yes Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae Viverrinae Genetta No
1957 BK II 653 1750 10 - BK P 1957 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
BMNHM25429 9345 L-P 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) II -- Left maxillary P4. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
OLD-1006 12207 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1006; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-211 12492 PVG-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-211; pelvic fragment Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae No
1957 BK II 692 1751 10 - BK P 1957 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-744 10117 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Cobble conglomerate; about 5m below Tuff IA. -- Right mandible fragment with P3-M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Tragelaphini No
OVPP-L-1078 10357 22 - SC MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.227 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-1670 13173 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1670 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae in Alcelaphini drawer; "Hippotragini?" written on bone in pencil Unknown
1957 BK II 977 1752 10 - BK P 1957 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-106 7784 R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I One meter below Tuff 1F. -- Maxillary right premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
1931 II 1292 8835 SKEL-f, TEM-f, PMAX-f, VER-f 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- 11 skeletal frags, temporal, premax, ver. Reck Field No.: none. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OVPP-490 9861 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper -- Mandibular premolar. Same individual as OVPP-487, 488, 489. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/26 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-1041 12209 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1041; Taxonomy notes "in 'Alcelaphini drawer'". Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-835 12307 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-835; metapodial proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
1957 BK II 1077 1753 10 - BK P 1957 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 1293 8836 SKEL-f, CRA-f, SCP-f, RIB-f, VER-f, PVG-f 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- >20 skeletal frags, cranial, scapula, ribs, vert, pel. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 684 /685. Specimen is numbered with 2 field numbers: 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OVPP-491 9862 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/26 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-1042 12210 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1042; Taxonomy notes "in 'Alcelaphini drawer'". Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes