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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
124 2808 19 - SHK L-FRO, L-SPHT 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. The two bones are in articulation. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-Testudines 14 6851 31 - EF-HR PERI 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) -- 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-1410 11651 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1410 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1610 12055 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1610; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
138 2809 19 - SHK L/R-PSTM 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
F6250 6852 69 - GRK S CARA, PLAS-f 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) -- 152 - W. Auffenberg 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-1411 11652 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1411 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1611 12056 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1611; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-P-50 13333 L. MAN-f (P2-P4) , L.LUM1 -- FLKNNI Bed I. Cast Unknown Carnivora Viverridae Pseudocivetta ingens Yes
144 2810 19 - SHK L-SPINE, RAY, VER 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-589 9962 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandy clays right on top of granite, 10m below Tuff IB. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OLD-1412 11653 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1412 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1612 12057 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1612; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-663 12351 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-663 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
236 2811 19 - SHK L-FRO, R-PTER 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OLD-1413 11654 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1413 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1613 12058 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1613; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-P-31 13307 R-MAN-f (P2-P4) -- OLD-62 DKIC L-3 . Herpestidae or Viverridae Unknown Carnivora Yes
OLD-1414 11655 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1414 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1614 12059 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1614; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-661 12352 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-661; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
272 2813 19 - SHK L-SPINE 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
F312 6858 19 - SHK PERI 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) -- 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-1415 11656 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1415 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1615 12060 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1615; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
F313 6859 19 - SHK ENPS, XIPH 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) -- 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-1416 11657 POD 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1416 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1616 12061 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1616; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
F470 6860 19 - SHK PLR 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) -- 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-1617 12062 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1617; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
F1286 6861 19 - SHK HYPL 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) -- 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-1618 12063 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1618; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1619 12064 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1619; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OVPP-P-55 13337 L.MAN-f (P3-M1) -- OLD-51 BKII 1510. Cast Unknown Carnivora Hyaenidae Crocuta Yes
603 2818 19 - SHK PTER-f 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OLD-1620 12065 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1620; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
604 2819 19 - SHK SPINE 1957 104 - Unknown II Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OLD-1621 12066 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1621; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1622 12067 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1622; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1623 12068 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1623; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes