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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
RMNH206 9450 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Anterior first phalanx IV. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. 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
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
M 103943 12987 PHX 1935 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-972; intermediate phalanx 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Reduncinae 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
OVPP-Pelorovis 31 1859 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 This is a third phalanx. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
1931 II 1053 8683 PVG-f 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Black E. 1937. Fossil Antelopes of Olduvai. Scientific results of the Olduvai Expedition 1913:63. Pelvis at ilium frag, also ulna proximal frag, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VII 674. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. 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
OLD-659 12353 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-659; metapodial distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
OVPP-Pelorovis 32 1860 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 This is a third phalanx. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
1931 II 1158 8684 L-PVG-f 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- Frag w acetabulum and pubis. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1348. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
COP-12-126 9710 L-P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania II -- Left premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/23 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae 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
OVPP-Pelorovis 33 1861 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 This is a third phalanx. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
OVPP-212 7891 R-MAN, P, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III -- Right mandible with P4-M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
1931 II 1159 8685 PVG-f 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany -- Ilium frag. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 167. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
1931 II 881 8941 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. Upper dP4, juvenile. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 615. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
RMNH22 9453 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
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-54 12354 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-54 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Giraffoidea Giraffidae Yes
OVPP-Pelorovis 34 1862 PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Gentry, A. W. 1967. Pelorovis oldowayensis Reck, an extinct bovid from East Africa: British Museum. pp. 245-299 This is a third phalanx. 137 - A. Gentry 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Pelorovis oldowayensis No
MW 49/136 6877 PERI-f 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 152 - W. Auffenberg Unknown Reptilia Testudines Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone pardalis 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
1931 II 1172 8686 PVG-f 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. Ilium frag. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: XVI 1238. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. 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
OVPP-596 9969 MAX-f , L-M , R-P , R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania I Lower 2 meters below Tuff IA.������������������������ -- Maxillary dentition with half of left maxillary M1, M2-3, right P4 and M1 with fragments of maxilla adhering. Found with OVPP-499.����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Cephalophini? No
OLD-1619 12064 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1619; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M 104156 13042 R-MAN, P, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1128; R-MAN, P4-M3 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-P-55 13337 L.MAN-f (P3-M1) -- OLD-51 BKII 1510. Cast Unknown Carnivora Hyaenidae Crocuta Yes
NN 42 6878 R-PLR 106 - Natural History Museum UK (?) Auffenberg, W. 1981. The fossil turtles of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, Africa. Copeia 1981:509-522. 152 - W. Auffenberg Unknown Reptilia Testudines Cryptodira Testidinoidea Testudinidae Geochelone sp. The author puts this specimen in Geochelone, species B. No
1931 II 1176 8687 PVG-f 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. Frag. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 1036. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. 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
OLD-1620 12065 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1620; metapodial distal end fragment; in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-131 12423 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-131; intermediate PHX Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae No
1931 II 1179 8688 PVG-f 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. Frag at acetabulum. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 944. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. 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
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 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
1931 II 1184 8689 L-PVG-f 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Schwarz E. 1937. Die fossilen Antilopen von Oldoway. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Oldoway-Expedition 1913. Ischium frag. Label/publication taxon ID: Gorgon taurinus semiticus. Reck Field No.: VI 177. 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Megalotragus kattwinkeli Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No