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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
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
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 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
OH 18 (formerly) 8238 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania “Discovered by an Earthwatch project led by F.T. Masao in 2003 and 2004, respectively, and will be described elsewhere.” -R. Clarke (2011) Phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "OH 18 now number changed as non-hominid". 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
MNK II I/1 8239 27 - MNK PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II 1 -- Proximal phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "Prox phal foot. Monkey". 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD/63 BK II 212 8240 10 - BK PHX-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Pit 3 -- Phalanx fragment. Pleistocene. Card in bag with specimen states "Pit 3 L.S. Primate?". Pleistocene. 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
TP 685 FLK NN (Toe) 8241 6 - FLK NN PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Intermediate and distal phalanges. Specimens not labeled. Found in box with label "TP 685 (TOE) FLK NN (TOE) intermediate. Surface or sieve". Card in bag with specimen states "685-distal phal. FLK NN toe Intermed. no no. See report." 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
DK I 5197 L/1 8243 24 - DK MTP 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 1 -- Metapodial. Card in bag with specimen states "OLD 63 DK I L/2 Strip I 86,117, 5196-7 Cynocephalinae." Other card in bag states (written in pen) "Not weathered metapodials (indet.)) Field no. OLD 63 DK I L/2 Strip 86, 117, 5196-7." Card also has statement written in pencil by Paul F. Whitehead (possibly written at later date) stating "2 Proximals are metacarpals; 1 proximal is metacarpal; can't I.D. distal (P.W.)". Specimen found in bag with DK I ?17 (Metacarpal) and OLD/63 DK I 86 (Metatarsal). 2012/08/06 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea 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
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
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
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/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
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
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
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
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
OVPP-709 10082 R-SCP-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Just below Tuff IA. -- Right scapular fragment with glenoid fossa. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae 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
OVPP-481 9852 P-f, TOOTH-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper 5 meters below Tuff 1F. -- Maxillary premolar and associated root fragment. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/26 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OVPP-737 10110 L-MAX-f, L-P, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Eroded onto lag just below Tuff IA. -- Left maxilla fragment with P4-M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD/63 3181 BK II KNM 2.68 8292 10 - BK PAT 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Patella. Pleistocene. 2012/08/13 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD/69 MRC S.132 8048 39 - MRC R-MAX, ZYG-f, P, M, C 1969 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania IV Surface -- 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. Enclosed card reads "Simopithecus - Parts of maxilla and skull. (total of 43 frags.) MRC Bed 4 (S. 116, 126 & 132)." Specimen from same individual as S. 123, which is labeled "MRC IV surface S. 123". 2012/7/20 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cynocephalinae Simopithecus 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 1955/196 BK II 8055 10 - BK PHX 1955 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. Phalanx. 2012/7/23 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 1957/1139 SHK II 8060 19 - SHK P 1957 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II Upper -- 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. Worn lower P4. In BM loan collection. 2012/07/23 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
Olduvai (unnumbered) 5408 PHX 104 - Unknown Jolly, C. J. 1972. The classification and natural history of Theropithecus (Simopithecus)(Andrews, 1916), baboons of the African Plio-Pleistocene: British Museum (Natural History) 146 - C. J. Jolly Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini No
OLD 68/S.9 opp. S.C. IV S ? IV. C KNM 2.4.3 8066 22 - SC CRA-f, R-ZYG-f, L/R-MAX, R/L-M, R/L-P, R/L-C-f 1968 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania IV Surface? -- 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. Partial cranium: Left and right maxillae and right zygomatic fragment present. Right and left M1-3, P 3-4, and canines present. Crown of left canine broken off. Only root of right canine is preserved. Incisors not preserved. Left M3 crown broken off. Buccal side of left M2 crown broken off. Distal portion of buccal side of left M1 crown broken off. Needs preparation. 2012/07/23 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Y Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLDUVAI BK II 8069 10 - BK MAN, L/R-M, L/R-P, L/R-C, L/R-I 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. Juvenile mandible. Ramus not preserved. Left and right I1-2, C, PM 3-4, and M1-2, and left M3 present. Right M3 absent. 2012/07/23 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD/63 3366 BK II 8070 10 - BK R-MAN, M, P 63 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania II -- Right mandible with P3-4 and M1-3 with symphysis. Pleistocene. 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. 2012/07/23 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 69/S. 133 DC 8071 30 - DC MAX, ZYG, R/L-I, L-C, R/L-P, R/L-M 1969 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Maxilla with left I2-M3, left I1 is absent. Right I1-2 present. Roots of right P3-4, M1-2 present, some partially so. Right palatine is almost complete. Fragments of right and left zygomatics present, left zygomatic includes arch. Card in bag with specimen does not match specimen. 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. 2012/07/23 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
S. 196 3116 24 - DK CRA-f, P, M, C 1969 104 - Unknown I Leakey, M., and Leakey, R. 1976. Further Cercopithecinae (Mammalia, Primates) from the Plio/Pleistocene of East Africa. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:121-146. This specimen is pictured in plate 1. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini Papio ap. No
S. 193 3117 24 - DK MAX-f, P, M 1969 104 - Unknown I Leakey, M., and Leakey, R. 1976. Further Cercopithecinae (Mammalia, Primates) from the Plio/Pleistocene of East Africa. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:121-146. 142 - M. D. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cercopithecinae Papionini Papio sp. No
2953/DK I 8076 24 - DK P 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 Strip III -- Upper premolar. Buccal roots missing. Very worn. Card in bag states "OLD '63 DK I Strip III L/2". Pleistocene. 2012/07/25 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae Cynocephalinae No
S.89 8080 CRA-f, MAX-f, R-P, R-M, OCC-f, UK 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Cigar box with cranial and maxilla fragments labeled |A.1-21; KNM-B 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98". Fragments in cigar box probably from same individual as OLD69/S.89. Many fragments in bags (unidentified) and one small plastic box appear to be sieving fragments; note with OLD69/S.89 states "sieving frags. in 81I/K". Cranial fragments in cigar box include maxillary fragments, one fragment with RM3, one fragment with RP3-4 and M1. Buccal side of RP4 crown missing (broken off) and mesiobuccal portion of RM1 not present (broken off). Occipital fragments also in cigar box. Needs preparation. Probably same specimen as OLD69/S.89 but in different bag. 2012/07/25 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 63 DKI II/4 3050 8083 24 - DK R-MAN, P, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Right mandibular corpus with P3-M3. Probably same individual as 283. Genus indeterminate. Simopithecus? 2012/07/25 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 62/1101 DK 1A L/2 8085 24 - DK L-P 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 -- Left lower PM4. Cynocephalinae? Enlcosed note with specimen states "OLD '62 DK 1A 1101". Pleistocene. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 61/5170 OKIB + SCREE 8087 24 - DK L-MAX-f, P, M 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I -- Fragment of left maxilla with PM 4 and M1-3. Pleistocene. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD 63/158 DK I KNM 2.063 8101 24 - DK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania I 2 Strip I -- Phalanx. 2012/07/26 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae 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