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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
762 7669 7 - FLK North L-MAN, P, (n=3), M, (n=2), C I 3 Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Herpestidae Herpestinae Mungos minutus No
762 3908 7 - FLK North L-MAN, P, (n=3), M, (n=2), C I 3 Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Herpestidae Herpestinae Mungos minutus No
OVPP-528 9899 L-MAN-f, d/L-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III/IV Red popcorn clays 20m below top of section. -- Juvenile left mandible with dP3 and dP4. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Reduncini No
HWK EE 4302 1108 37 - HWK EE L-MAN-f, L-M, L-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. 137 - A. Gentry No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
1952 BK II 117 1697 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 2. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
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-511 9882 L-MAN-f, L-P, L-M, R-MAN-f, R-M, R-MAX-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Three pieces- labeled A, B, and C. Left mandible fragment with P3-4 and M1-2. Right mandible fragment with M3. Right maxillary fragment with M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Antilopini No
OVPP-597 9970 L-MAN-f, L-P, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA. -- Left mandibular P4-M1 with mandible fragment adhering. Found with OVPP-499. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini No
M. 29460 755 L-MAN-f, L-P, L-M 1931 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) III 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 are uncertain of the excavation year but "III" is written on the fossil in yellow ink, which was characteristic of 1931 fossils. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis 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
1931 II 1112 9133 L-MAN-f, 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. p4-m2. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 1600. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 1106 9184 L-MAN-f, L-P 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. W p4. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 883. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 1135 9101 L-MAN-f, L/d-P, L/d-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. dp3-m1, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1123. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 878 9102 L-MAN-f, L/d-P, L/d-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 1913:56. dP3-M1, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Damaliscus korrigum angusticornis. Reck Field No.: X 1627.2. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 1151 9103 L-MAN-f, L/d-P, L/d-M 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- dp3-m2, juvenile, with ascending ramus. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 673. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 853 9106 L-MAN-f, L/d-P, L/d-M 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- dp4-m1, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gazella granti. Reck Field No.: X 1627.1. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 1256 9108 L-MAN-f, L/d-P, L/d-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 1913:8-104. dp4-m2, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 470. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 1136 9099 L-MAN-f, L/d-P 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. dp3-dp4, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 864. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 1126 9100 L-MAN-f, L/d-P 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. dp3-dp4, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1361. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 868 9132 L-MAN-f, or, L-MAX-f?, 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 1913:56. p4-m2. Label/publication taxon ID: Damaliscus korrigum angusticornis. Reck Field No.: E 86. This specimen's number was not visible in any photographs. As a result, the photograph was included because it is likely that the specimen is represented in this image. However, this is not confirmed and it is possible that the specimen is not in this photograph. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius angusticornis Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
M. 14682 1344 L-MAN-f, P, M 1931-32 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) IV Hopwood, A. 1934. New fossil mammals from Olduvai, Tanganyika territory. Annals of the Magazine of Natural History. 10: 546-550. 293 - A.T. Hopwood Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Koiropotamus majus Holotype. This specimen was later reclassified as Kolpochoerus majus by Bishop (2010) No
OVPP-36 7713 L-MAN-f, P, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Upper Two meters below Bed III. -- Needs preparation. Left mandible fragment P4-M2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD 1960 S.42 HWK II 8050 11 - HWK L-MAN-f, P, M 1960 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Packed in National Museum in Nairobi, Kenya in box 188 or 189 labeled "Cercopithecidae" for transport to National Museum of History, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Emclosed card found with specimen states "Pleistocene Spec: Frag lt. mandible with PM3-4 and MI." 2012/7/20 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD 62/283 DK IB L/2 8103 24 - DK L-MAN-f, P, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 -- Left mandible fragment with lower P3 - M1. Same individual as 3050. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cynocephalinae Simopithecus No
OH 23 3738 5 - FLK L-MAN-f , L-P , L-M , 1968 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania IV/Masek Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Left mandible fragment with P4-M2. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. Bed IV in Leakey (1971), referred to as having derived from Masek Beds in other publications (e.g., Millard, 2009). 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo erectus No
M 103996 12706 L-MAN-f, P 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-539; L-MAN-f with P4 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104161 13044 27 - MNK L-MAN-f, P, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1130; L-MAN-f with P4-M2; "Oldoway 6.5.35 M.N.K. S" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104157 13059 L-MAN, dP, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1145; L-MAN with dP4-M2 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M. 104117 12990 L-MAN, L-P (1), L-M (3) -- Left mandible with P4-M3; OLD-977; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M. 104115 13015 L-MAN, P (2), M 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- Left mandible with P3-M1; OLD-1101; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104002 12799 L-MAN, P, M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-684; L-MAN with P4 and M1 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104151 13058 10 - BK L-MAN, P, M (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-1144; L-MAN with P4-M2; "OLD Y BK II 9.V.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OLD-1356 13112 L-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1356; L-MAN with P4-M3; Part of Reck collection in Munich. Numbers written on bone are German field numbers and do not correspond to stratigraphy Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M 104168 13043 L-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1129; L-MAN, P4-M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
M. 104095 13005 L-MAN, P, M (3) 1931 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- L-MAN with P4, M1, M2, M3; OLD-1091; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OH 51 3766 35 - GTC L-MAND-f, L-P, L-M 1974 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania III Surface. -- Mandible fragment with P4 and M1. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo erectus No
1931 II 865 8597 L-MAX, 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 1913:56. P4-M3. Label/publication taxon ID: Damaliscus korrigum angusticornis. Reck Field No.: E 63. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 503 8595 L-MAX, L/d-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 1913:60. dP2-4, M1 erupting, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 857. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 1105 8604 L-MAX, L/d-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 1913:60. dP4-M2, M3 erupting, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1150. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 1130 8608 L-MAX, L/d-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 1913:60. dP3-M2 juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1174. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No