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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
1952 BK II 119 1699 10 - BK L-MAN-f, L-M, L-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 This specimen is pictured in plate 3, figure 3. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
OVPP-Erinaceus 15 1958 7 - FLK North P 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5 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
F708 3033 6 - FLK NN XIPH 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 1289 8782 PHX 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. Proximal. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 824. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OVPP-692 10065 MAN-f, MAX-f, M, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 5m below gray sandstone, surface (dug out of modern gulley). -- Maxilla and mandible fragments with left mandibular M3 and fragment of M2 root, and very worn maxillary P1. Very old individual. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae No
OLD-177 12467 69 - GRK S MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-177; distal end of metapodial Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae No
OVPP-Erinaceus 16 1959 7 - FLK North P 104 - Unknown I upper 3, 4, 5, '123' Butler, P., and Greenwood, M. 1973. The early Pleistocene hedgehogs from Olduvai, Tanzania. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:7-42. Several specimens found in layers 3, 4, and 5 and layer "123". 150 - Butler and Greenwood Unknown Mammalia Insectivora Erinaceoidea Erinaceidae Erinaceinae Erinaceus broomi No
OVPP-311 7989 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 1 meter above Bed I lavas. -- Metapodial 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
2958 DK I A/2 8247 24 - DK PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2, A? -- Proximal phalanx. Pleistocene. 2012/08/07 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
BK II 1953.067/5230 848 10 - BK d-P 1953 104 - Unknown II 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. The authors state that this specimen is "so markedly advanced" that its horizon must be questioned. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Hippotraginae Hippotragini Hippotragus gigas No
BK II 1952.622 1121 10 - BK MAN, P 1952 104 - Unknown II 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. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Indet. No
OLD-178 12468 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-178; distal metapodial fragment Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae No
5195 DK I L/2 8249 24 - DK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 Strip I -- Very weathered phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "Field No: Old 63 strip I L/2 5195". Other card found in bag with specimen states "Old 63 DK I L/2 5195 Cercopithecoidea". 2012/08/07 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD-205 13270 PHX -- OLD-205; intermediate PHX. Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae No
BK II 1957.979 1123 10 - BK MAN, M, P 1957 104 - Unknown II 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. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Indet. No
BMNHM14666 9298 L-P 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) I -- Left maxillary P2. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
OVPP-696 10069 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Surface, eroded into stream 3m above start of interbedded sands. Maxillary P1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Rhinocerotidae Alcelaphini? No
OLD-179 12469 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-179; distal metapodial fragment; "surface" Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae No
OVPP-L-120 4087 MAN-f, M, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD88-??2-1-5. Box #: OLD-88-3-5 Bone & Teeth. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-60 7738 L-MAX-f, L-P, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III -- Left maxilla fragment P4-M2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/29 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-317 7995 M, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 1 meter above Bed I lavas. -- Maxillary molar (A) and premolar (B). 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
UNLABELED SPECIMEN OLD? 5 8253 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "Loc: Olduvai Field No: Old 1963 DKI 5111 III/1 L/1 Strip III". Other card in bag states "Old 1963 DKI III/1 5111". Pleistocene. 2012/08/07 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OVPP-699 10072 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Surface, popcorn clays 5m above sandstone. -- Mandibular P4. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Tragelaphini No
OLD-553 12715 316 - VEK S PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-553; "OLDY VEK.S 17.VI.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae No
SHK II 1957.618 854 19 - SHK MAN, d-P 1957 104 - Unknown II 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
F4726 3041 6 - FLK NN LIMB, PVG, PCG 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-180 12471 19 - SHK MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-180; distal metapodial fragment Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Equidae No
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
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
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
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