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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
F173 3016 6 - FLK NN LIMB, ENPS 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-95 4063 PM 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-88-279-1-S. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
Specimen not labeled. Found in bag with card written "OLD 1963 FLK II spit 4". 8229 5 - FLK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Spit 4 -- Distal phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "OLD 1963, FLK II Spit 4". Other card in bag with specimen states "Primate". Pleistocene. 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-675 10048 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 3m below carbonate that overlies Tuff IA channel fill. -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/04 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-1511 11739 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1511 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1715 12140 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1715; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1551 13147 SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-1551; May all be from Bed IV See strat info. for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
F193 3017 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-421 9792 MTP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower On top of Tuff 1F. -- Distal fragment of metapodial. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OLD-1716 12141 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1716; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
F201 3018 6 - FLK NN NUCH, PERI, 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-Mammalia 3801 83 - FLK NW AST, (n=33), CAL, (n=73), FEM, (n=272), HUM, (n=186), I, (n=316), M, (n=108), MAN, (n=161), MAX, (n=68), MTP, (n=257), PHX, (n=77), PVG, (n=218), RAD, (n=55), SCP, (n=40), TIB, (n=395), ULNA, (n=76), VER, (n=595) I 20 Arcos, S., Sevilla, P., and Fernandez-Jalvo, Y. 2010. Preliminary small mammal taphonomy of FLK NW level 20 (Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania). Quarternary Research 74:405-410. MNI is 198. Authors describe specimens as "small mammals". Unknown Mammalia Authors describe specimens as "small mammals". No
OLD-1717 12142 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1717; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1552 13148 SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-1552; May all be from Bed IV See strat info. for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
F202 3019 6 - FLK NN NUCH, PERI, 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
MLK 068/6514 3803 34 - MLK CRA-f, P, M, (n=3) II Lower From horizon above Lemuta Member of Lowed Bed II Leakey MG and Leakey REF. 1973. New large Pleistocene colobinae (Mammalia, Primates) from East Africa. Fossil Vertebrates of Africa Vol. 3, 121-38. Similar to colobine specimen KNM-ER 398 in cranial dimensions. Maxillary dentition represented by P4, M2, M1, M2. Crania is represented by multiple fragments, and some fragments are missing. Large canine socket of right maxilla indicates specimen is male. Specimen is pictured in Plate 3. 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Either Cercopithecinae or Cynopithencinae. Author states that the cranium is typical of Cercopithecinae but that the dental morphology resembles Cynopithecinae. No
OLD-1718 12143 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1718; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-133 12276 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-133 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae Yes
OLD-170 12460 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-170 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae No
F300 3020 6 - FLK NN PERI, 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-297 7975 R-MAN-f , R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III Found at Bed II / Bed III contact. -- Right mandible fragment with P2 - P4. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/08 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
Specimens not labeled. Found in bag with card written "Original no data OLDUVAI". 8233 PHX, PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Phalanx and phalanx fragment. Specimen not labeled. Specimen found in bag with card states "Original, no data Olduvai". 2012/08/03 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-1719 12144 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1719; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1553 13149 SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-1553; May all be from Bed IV See strat info. for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OLD-1350b 13260 19 - SHK PHX-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-1350b; proximal phalanx fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
F322 3021 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
OLD-1720 12145 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1720; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-400 12583 SCP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-400; scapula glenoid fossa Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Hippopotamidae No
F323 3022 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-43 7720 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower One meter above Bed I lava; sandy claystone. -- Proximal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD-1721 12146 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1721; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1554 13150 SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-1554; May all be from Bed IV See strat info. for OLD-1558 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OVPP-P-4 13279 PHX -- FLKNI OLD 1960 TrII L-3 067-2801. Original. Unknown Aves Yes
F335 3023 6 - FLK NN 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 Pelomedusidae Pelusios sinuatus No
OVPP-427 9798 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle 3 meters above Tuff 1F. -- Mandibular premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/25 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-L-1065 10344 22 - SC PVG-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: SC. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.223 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-1722 12147 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1722; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
F363 3024 6 - FLK NN PYG 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 61 067/4072 MPC I DK I 8237 24 - DK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I Surface -- Phalanx. Pleistocene. 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-1723 12148 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1723; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes