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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-1346a 11614 19 - SHK PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-1346a; proximal phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae No
OLD-116 12018 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-116 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae Yes
M. 14688 215 SKULL, L-HOR, M, P 1931 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) II Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. This specimen is pictured in plates 93 and 94. It was found in the 1931-1932 field season. The locality was not provided. 293 - A.T. Hopwood 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown "pebbly and consolidated sandy matrix of dark colour" Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Caprinae Caprini Pultiphagonides africanus Holotype - This specimen was reclassified as Connochaetes africanus by Gentry and Gentry (1978). No
OH 12 3727 18 - VEK 286 - 86 OCC , L/R-PAR , L/R-TEM-f , CRA-f , L-PAL , L-MAX , TOOTH-f 1962 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania IV? a Surface. Found on eroded slope of Bed III. L-TEM-f from just below marker Tuff IVa. Leakey, L., and Leakey, M. 1964. Recent discoveries of fossil hominids in tanganyika: at Olduvai and near Lake Natron. Nature 202:5-7. Crowns of teeth not preserved. Bed IVA determined on basis of matrix adhering to L-TEM-f and PAL. Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 264 - Leakey family expedition No L-TEM-f & PAL found with matrix adhering. Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo erectus No
OLD-69 12803 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-69; distal MTP Unknown sediment adhering Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-Elephas 2 91 8 - MK MAN, C, M, I, P 104 - Unknown I lower Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Several other specimens found at this site in Bed I but probably fell from Bed II. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Specimen was "embedded in matrix." Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae Elephas africanavus No
OVPP-566 9939 R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Pebbly sands about 20m above Tuff IA. -- Right mandibular P2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-189 7867 R-MAN-f, P, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Right mandible fragment with P3-M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-590 9963 R-MAX-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandy clays right on top of granite, 10m below Tuff IB. -- Right maxilla fragment with P4-M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Antilopini No
OVPP-592 9965 L-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Sandy clays right on top of granite, 10m below Tuff IB.�������������������������������������� -- Left mandibular P4.�������������������� 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopini Syncerus? No
COP-12-128 9712 R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- Right premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-138 9722 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle -- Large. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla No
COP-12-145 9728 R-MAX-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Right maxillary fragment with P4-M2. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Tragelaphini No
COP-12-146 9729 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Red matrix adhering is similar to Bed IV. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae No
COP-12-147 9730 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Proximal phalanx. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
COP-12-149 9732 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Distal phalanx. Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-616 9989 MTP 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Surface; pebbly sands at top of Bed I section. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/02 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Carnivora No
COP-12-151 9734 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Stratigraphy unknown. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-362 9738 L-MAN, L-P, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu Contact -- Left mandible with P4 and M3. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-274 7952 32 - MNK Main LIMB-f, PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Middle Found right beside OGAP trench at MNK Main excavation. -- Distal limb and phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/08 253 - OVPP Yes Y Aves 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
OVPP-297 7975 R-MAN-f , R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III Found at Bed II / Bed III contact. -- Right mandible fragment with P2 - P4. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/08 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-43 7720 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower One meter above Bed I lava; sandy claystone. -- Proximal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-303 7981 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I 6 meters below Tuff 1B. 15 meters above Bed I lavas. -- Right mandible fragment with P3-M2. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-306 7984 M, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper 1/2 meter above Tuff 1F. -- 2 molars and a premolar? Needs preparation. Needs washing. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP Yes Y Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Deinotheriidae Deinotherium No
OVPP-308 7986 MTP-f 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 Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha 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
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
OVPP-331 8009 MAN-f, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper 1/2 meter below Tuff 1F. -- Mandibular fragment with P2 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-724 10097 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 8m below Tuff IA. -- Right mandible fragment in concretion with P4 and M1-3. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OVPP-346 8024 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II Lower 5 meters above Tuff 1F. On top of augitic sandstone. -- maxillary premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/11 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-476 9847 R-MAX-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Right maxilla with P1-3 and M1-3. Subadult. 157 - L. Hlusko 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-736 10109 R-MAN-f, R-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Eroded onto lag just below Tuff IA. -- Right mandible fragment with P4 and M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Hippotragini No
OVPP-744 10117 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower Cobble conglomerate; about 5m below Tuff IA. -- Right mandible fragment with P3-M1. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Tragelaphini No
OVPP-491 9862 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Upper -- Distal phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/26 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-755 10128 MAN-f, P, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower -- Mandible with P4, M1-2 and partial M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/07/07 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Hippotragini No
OVPP-L-204 8329 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-87-206-12-?. Box #: OLD 86. Box label: Teeth 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae No
OVPP-L-208 8330 P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-86-33-1C-5. Box #: OLD 86. Box label: Teeth 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae No