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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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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-1807b 13207 HUM-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1807b; distal HUM-f Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
BK II 1953.067/5230 705 10 - BK R-M, R-P 1953 104 - Unknown II Gentry, A. W., and Gentry, A. 1978. Fossil Bovidae (Mammalia) of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Part I. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Geology 29:289-446. This specimen is pictured in plate 1, figure 4. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Syncerus acoelotus No
1962.068/6648 976 53 - Long K E HOR 1962 104 - Unknown II middle Gentry, A. W., and Gentry, A. 1978. Fossil Bovidae (Mammalia) of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Part I. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Geology 29:289-446. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius angusticornis This specimen has attributes of P. angusticornis and P. antiquus. No
FLK N I 6255 1499 7 - FLK North MTC-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 3 Gentry, A. W. 1966 Fossil Antilopini of East Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History, Geology. 12: 43-106. 9 pls. Proximal end 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Gazella No
OVPP-Clarias 24 2667 6 - FLK NN SKULL-f, R-SUBO, MSEH, SOCC, R/L-FRO, L-DRMS, PAL, R-QUAD, R/L-ARTC, R-DNTY, URHL, R/L-RAY-f, CLEI-f, VER-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 2, 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=49. Multiple of each element is represented, authors do not specify number for every element. Specimens were found in trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Yes Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae Clarias sp. No
01. R. L2-26 3156 R-MAN-f, M 104 - Unknown I Jaeger, J.J. 1976. Les rongeurs (Mammalia, Rodentia) du Pleistocene inferieur d’Olduvai Bed I (Tanzanie) 1ere Partie: Les Murides. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:58-120. This species is found at FLK NI, layers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; FLK NNI, layers 2 and 3; FLK I, Zinjanthropus layer. It is unclear where individual specimens come from, however. 153 - J. Jaeger Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Praomys minor No
01. R. M2-281 3413 R-MAN-f, M 104 - Unknown I Jaeger, J.J. 1976. Les rongeurs (Mammalia, Rodentia) du Pleistocene inferieur d’Olduvai Bed I (Tanzanie) 1ere Partie: Les Murides. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:58-120. This species is found at FLK NNI layer 2 and 3; FLK NI layers 1-6; FLK I Main site. It is unclear where individual specimens were recovered. 153 - J. Jaeger Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Zelotomys leakeyi No
01. R. M6-528 3670 R-MAN-f, M 104 - Unknown I Jaeger, J.J. 1976. Les rongeurs (Mammalia, Rodentia) du Pleistocene inferieur d’Olduvai Bed I (Tanzanie) 1ere Partie: Les Murides. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:58-120. This species is found at FLK NNI layers 2 and 3; FLK NI layers 1-6; FLK I. It is unclear where individual specimens were recovered. 153 - J. Jaeger Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Aethomys lavocati No
1776 3946 R-C I/II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from BK, THL, and FLK N but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
342 6587 19 - SHK SKULL-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
OVPP-L-246 8388 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-87-68-2-S. Box #: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
RMNH1279 9417 MTC 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- Third metacarpal. 159 - R. Bernor Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae Equinae Hipparionini Eurygnathohippus Inventoried by Ray Bernor. Identified by Bernor as genus Eurygnathohippus. No
OLD-1367 11623 TIB-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1367; tibia distal end fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-340 11874 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-340; metapodial distal end Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Giraffidae Yes
OLD-1902 11992 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1902; phalanx intermediate Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-1574 12027 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1574; metapodial distal end fragment; taxonomy notes in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
M 103977 12527 HOR 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-264 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius P. angusticornis or P. altidens Unknown
M 103894 12854 27 - MNK L-P 114 - Natural History Museum UK IV -- OLD-746; left lower P4; "OLD Y MNK IV S 15/5/35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini cf. Syncerus Unknown
M 104217 13097 RIB-f, UK-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-1182; box of 50+ fragments, mostly ribs Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Behemota Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-P-40 13323 M-f -- OLDUVAI I-S 1941 F.3036 Bed I surface Unknown Carnivora Felidae or Hyaenidae Yes
BK II 1963.2757 706 10 - BK L-M 1963 104 - Unknown II Gentry, A. W., and Gentry, A. 1978. Fossil Bovidae (Mammalia) of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Part I. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Geology 29:289-446. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Bovini Syncerus acoelotus No
1960.068/6126 977 11 - HWK L-HOR 1960 104 - Unknown II Gentry, A. W., and Gentry, A. 1978. Fossil Bovidae (Mammalia) of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Part I. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Geology 29:289-446. 137 - A. Gentry No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini Parmularius angusticornis This specimen is larger than P. antiquus but agrees in shape with P. angusticornis. No
FLK N I 840 1500 7 - FLK North MTC-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 1, 2, 3 Gentry, A. W. 1966 Fossil Antilopini of East Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History, Geology. 12: 43-106. 9 pls. 137 - A. Gentry Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini Gazella No
OVPP-Cichlidae 15 2716 6 - FLK NN SPINE-f, URHL-f, R/L-OPER-f, PTER, VER-f 1960 104 - Unknown I 2, 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. They were recovered in trench III. 151 - Greenwood and Todd Unknown Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae No
01. R. L2-27 3157 L-MAN-f, M 104 - Unknown I Jaeger, J.J. 1976. Les rongeurs (Mammalia, Rodentia) du Pleistocene inferieur d’Olduvai Bed I (Tanzanie) 1ere Partie: Les Murides. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:58-120. This species is found at FLK NI, layers 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; FLK NNI, layers 2 and 3; FLK I, Zinjanthropus layer. It is unclear where individual specimens come from, however. 153 - J. Jaeger Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Praomys minor No
01. R. M2-282 3414 R-MAN-f, M 104 - Unknown I Jaeger, J.J. 1976. Les rongeurs (Mammalia, Rodentia) du Pleistocene inferieur d’Olduvai Bed I (Tanzanie) 1ere Partie: Les Murides. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:58-120. This species is found at FLK NNI layer 2 and 3; FLK NI layers 1-6; FLK I Main site. It is unclear where individual specimens were recovered. 153 - J. Jaeger Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Zelotomys leakeyi No
01. R. M6-529 3671 L-MAN-f, M 104 - Unknown I Jaeger, J.J. 1976. Les rongeurs (Mammalia, Rodentia) du Pleistocene inferieur d’Olduvai Bed I (Tanzanie) 1ere Partie: Les Murides. Fossil vertebrates of Africa 4:58-120. This species is found at FLK NNI layers 2 and 3; FLK NI layers 1-6; FLK I. It is unclear where individual specimens were recovered. 153 - J. Jaeger Unknown Mammalia Rodentia Myomorpha Myodonta Muroidea Muridae Murinae Aethomys lavocati No
2333 3947 10 - BK R-COX II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
493 6588 19 - SHK SOCC 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-L-247 8389 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label: OLD-87---?-S. Box #: OLD 87-3-E. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Y Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
RMNH1304 9418 PHX 129 - National Natural History Museum, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (RMNH) -- First 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
FLK NI 19765 10203 7 - FLK North R-ULNA-f 1960-2 I Haarhoff, P.J. 1993. Latest Pliocene mousebirds (Aves, Coliidae) from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Ann S Afr Mus. 103:191–211. Right distal ulna fragment. "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, 1993:193). Unknown Aves Coliiformes Coliidae Colius cf. striatus No
OVPP-L-1038 10317 22 - SC VER-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Box: OLD/71 SC TR II SPIT 6. Specimen label: OLD/71.SC.711 Unknown Mammalia No
OVPP-L-1546 10476 11 - HWK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Unknown Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Felidae Pantherinae Panthera Yes
OLD-583 11421 TUSK-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-583 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1368 11624 R-SCP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1368; right scapula fragment Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-342 11875 TUSK-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-342 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-1575 12028 MTP-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-1575; metapodial distal end fragment; taxonomy notes in 'Alcelaphini drawer' Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Bovidae Yes
OLD-701 12339 PHX 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-701; intermediate phalanx Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Hippopotamidae Yes
OLD-114 12406 MTT 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-114; found in same box with OLD-295, note found with specimens illegible Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla found in Rhino drawer No