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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
OLD-287 11857 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-287; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
M 104231 13089 R-SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-1173 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-Cichlidae 8 2555 6 - FLK NN SPINE-f, OPER, RAY 1960 104 - Unknown I 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. MNI=2. These specimens are from trench II, extension E. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae No
OLD-1337 11607 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1337; metapodial proximal end fragment; drawer says 'Alcelaphini metapodials' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-288 11858 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-288; found in hippopotamus drawer Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OVPP-Clarias 17 2557 6 - FLK NN R/L-DRMS-f, SOCC, R/L-PTRC, FRO-f, R-EPHL-f, CRHL, L-QUAD, R/L-ARTC, R/L-SPINE 1960 104 - Unknown I 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. MNI=2 or 3. Authors state that size of the bones suggests 3 individuals. These specimens are from trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OLD-1338 11608 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1338; metapodial proximal end fragment; drawer says 'Alcelaphini metapodials' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M 104018 12520 R-P 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-257; right lower P4 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphini No
579/1957 133 19 - SHK FRO-f, PAR-f, R-HOR 1957 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) II Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 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. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Reduncinae Reduncini Kobus sp. No
3131 3932 P I/II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is a lower P3. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from FLK N, FLK NN, KK, BK, and DK but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
FLK NNI 15886 10192 6 - FLK NN PHX 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Right phalanx I of digit II. "The specimen numbers are catalogue numbers of the Olduvai fossil birds, and the data are kept at the Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville. The fossils belong to the Tanzanian Ministry of Antiquities, Dar es Salaam. They were collected by Mary Leakey in 1960-1962" (Haarhoff, 1993:). Unknown Aves Coliiformes Coliidae Colius cf. striatus No
OLD-1341 11609 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed II -- OLD-1341; phalanx proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-730 12332 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-730; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OVPP-Cichlidae 9 2562 6 - FLK NN SPINE, VER 1960 104 - Unknown I 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. It is unclear how many individuals are represented by these specimens. The specimens are from trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae No
5349 3933 P I/II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimen is lower P4. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from FLK N, FLK NN, KK, BK, and DK but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko Unknown Mammalia Primates No
OVPP-162 7841 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-1342 11610 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed II -- OLD-1342; phalanx proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-258 12521 PVG 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-258; fragment of os coxae (ilium) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Sivatheriinae Sivatherium No
OVPP-Tilapia 11 2563 24 - DK OPER 1963 104 - Unknown I 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. This specimen is from trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae Pseudocrenilabrinae Tilapini Tilapia The authors say this specimen is "probably" Tilapia. No
727 6571 33 - SWK R-SPINE 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. At least 3 (probably 4) individuals are represented by the Clarias specimens 626, 726, 727, 729, and 878. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-163 7842 R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- Mandibular right P3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
RMNH068/5834 9405 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Third phalanx of digit III. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
OLD-1343 11611 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed II -- OLD-1343; phalanx proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-728 12333 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-728; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
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
COP-12-80 9664 100 - 14 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania IV -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-1344 11612 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed II -- OLD-1344; phalanx proximal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1921 11989 PVG-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1921 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-1176 13092 SCP-f, PVG-f (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-1176 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-Clarias 19 2565 6 - FLK NN SKULL-f, ETHM-f, MSEH-f, R-PTRC, SPHT-f, FRO, SOCC, R/L-PAL, OPER, R/L-EPHL, URHL, RAY, R/L-QUAD, R/L-ARTC, R/L-DNTY, R/L-CLEI, R/L-SPINE, VER 1961 104 - Unknown I 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. MNI=5. Multiple of each element is represented. These specimens are from trench VI. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
878 6573 33 - SWK SPINE 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. At least 3 (probably 4) individuals are represented by the Clarias specimens 626, 726, 727, 729, and 878. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
OVPP-L-1036 10315 22 - SC PVG-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Box: OLD/71 SC TR II SPIT 6. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.592 Unknown Mammalia No
OLD-1345a 11613 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-1345a; proximal phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OLD-115 12017 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-115 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae Yes
OLD-721 12334 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-721 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
OVPP-Clarias 20 2570 6 - FLK NN SKULL-f, ETHM-f, MSEH, L-FRO, R/L-SPHT, R/L-PSTM, SOCC, R/L-PAL, R-OPER-f, R/L-DRMS, HMND, URHL, RAY, R-QUAD, L-ARTC, R-DNTY-f, R/L-CLEI, R/L-SPINE, VER 104 - Unknown I 3 Greenwood, P., and Todd, E. 1970. Fish remains from Olduvai. In: Fossil Vertebrates of Africa,vol. 2 New York: Academic Press. pp. 225-241. MNI=2. These specimens are from trench VI. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
731 6574 33 - SWK CRHL, EPHL, R-HYHL 1952 104 - Unknown II, III 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-167 7845 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III, IV Ten meters below Masek/Ndutu. -- Maxillary premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae 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
RMNH068/6448 9408 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Second phalanx of digit III. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No