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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
FLK N I 1236 106 7 - FLK North MAN, P, M 1961 104 - Unknown I upper 6 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. FLK N I 1235 and 1236 are two parts of the same individual and are both considered the holotype. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Suini Ectopotamochoerus dubius Holotype No
OLD-968 11835 M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-968 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
FLK NN I 177/1960 107 6 - FLK NN CRA, MAX, P, M, C 1960 105 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (?) I middle 3 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. This specimen is pictured in plate 28. This skull is "very crushed."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 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Suini Potamochoerus intermedius Holotype No
OVPP-L-196 8347 M, MAX-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- Specimen label:OLD-88-?2-?-S. Box #: OLD 88 1-5. 158 - W. Reiner 2012/07/01 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
FLK N I 335 108 7 - FLK North R-MAN , R-P , R-M , R-C 1960 104 - Unknown I upper 1, 2, 3 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Specimen consists of a right mandible that is missing incisors. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Tetraconodontinae Notochoerus euilus Holotype. At the time of publication, it was considered along with FLK N I 441 to be the holotype of N. eulius. No
FLK N I 441 109 7 - FLK North MAN 1960 104 - Unknown I upper Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Tetraconodontinae Notochoerus euilus Holotype - The author does not give distinction between this specimen and FLK N I 335. Both seem to be mandibles, perhaps each side of the same individual. At the time of publication, it was considered along with FLK N I 335 to be the holotype of N. eulius. No
OLD-612 11966 M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-612 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
OVPP-Tapinochoerus 1 110 5 - FLK R-MAN, R-P, R-M 1959 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. This specimen is pictured in plate 30. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Phacochoerini Tapinochoerus sp. No
OLD 159 111 5 - FLK M 1959 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. This specimen is pictured in plate 31. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Phacochoerini Tapinochoerus No
OLD-617 11968 M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-617 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
OLD-611 12756 316 - VEK S L-MAN-f, TOOTH 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-611; juvenile Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-615 12757 R-MAN-f, M (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-615; R-MAN-f with 2 M and one erupting Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
COP-12-64 9648 99 - 95 A M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-269 11848 M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK Bed II -- OLD-269 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
OLD-639 11978 M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-639 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
OLD-640 11979 M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-640 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
OLD-920 12959 MTP 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-920; "OLD ?? II S 7.5.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-642 11980 M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-642 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
OLD-621 12761 27 - MNK M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-621; "MNK OLDOWAY 5/5/35 S" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-924 12960 313 - GRK L-MAN-f, I (2) 114 - Natural History Museum UK II -- OLD-924; L-MAN-f with symphysis and I1-2; GRK II 8.5.35 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae Kolpochoerus olduvaiensis No
OLD-733 12844 27 - MNK M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-733; "OLDOWAY 6/5/35 MNK S" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
840 3927 27 - MNK R-M-f, (n=2) II Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Specimens are an upper and lower M2. 157 - L. Hlusko Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-926 12961 27 - MNK M-f 114 - Natural History Museum UK III-IV -- OLD-926; "OLDOWAY MNK Surface III-IV ? 6.5.35" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae No
OLD-646 11984 M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-646 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
OLD-871 12259 M 114 - Natural History Museum UK -- OLD-871 Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Suidae Yes
OVPP-159 7838 MAN-f, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania III, IV -- Mandibular fragment with M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
2658 3935 L-HUM 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 FLK N, FLK NN, KK, BK, and DK but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae No
1931 II 36 8638 R-MTC 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Dietrich, 1933? MTC 3. Label/publication taxon ID: Koiropotamus sp. Reck Field No.: IV 266. Museum label notes: 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Koiropotamus Inventoried by Faysal Bibi in 2012. No
OLD-468 12642 L-MAN-f, M 114 - Natural History Museum UK I -- OLD-468; L-MAN-f with roots of M3; "bed I surface"; "Hopwood?" Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Suina Suoidea Suidae Kolpochoerus olduvaiensis No
OVPP-Nycticeius 1 21 7 - FLK North MAN 104 - Unknown I upper 1 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Nycticeius schlieffeni No
OVPP-Nycticeius 2 22 7 - FLK North MAN 104 - Unknown I upper 1, 2, 3 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae Nycticeius schlieffeni This specimen resembles N. schlieffeni. No
OVPP-Pipistrellus 1 24 6 - FLK NN MAN 104 - Unknown I middle 3 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Chiroptera Microchiroptera Vespertilionoidea Vespertillionidae Vespertillioninae Pipstrellini Pipistrellus rueppelei This mandible resembles P. rueppelei but is somewhat larger and is roughly the size of P. dormeri from India. No
OVPP-Bitis 8 1935 MAX-f 104 - Unknown I Rage J. 1973. Fossil snakes from Olduvai, Tanzania. In: Fossil vertebrates of Africa, vol. 3:1-6. 149 - J. C. Rage Unknown Reptilia Squamata Viperidae Bitis No
OVPP-Bitis 9 1936 MAX-f 104 - Unknown I Rage J. 1973. Fossil snakes from Olduvai, Tanzania. In: Fossil vertebrates of Africa, vol. 3:1-6. 149 - J. C. Rage Unknown Reptilia Squamata Viperidae Bitis No
OVPP-Bitis 13 1940 5 - FLK L-MAX 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. Rage J. 1973. Fossil snakes from Olduvai, Tanzania. In: Fossil vertebrates of Africa, vol. 3:1-6. This specimen is pictured in Plate 1, figures 5-8. 149 - J. C. Rage Yes Reptilia Squamata Viperidae Bitis olduvaiensis Holotype No
OVPP-Bitis 14 1941 5 - FLK MAX-f 104 - Unknown I middle (Zinjanthropus) 22 feet below the upper limit of bed I. Rage J. 1973. Fossil snakes from Olduvai, Tanzania. In: Fossil vertebrates of Africa, vol. 3:1-6. This specimen is pictured in plate 1, figure 9. 149 - J. C. Rage Unknown Reptilia Squamata Viperidae Bitis olduvaiensis No
OVPP-P-42 13325 L-UM2 -- DKA Bed I. Cast Unknown Carnivora Viverridae Pseudocivetta Ingens Yes
OVPP-P-50 13333 L. MAN-f (P2-P4) , L.LUM1 -- FLKNNI Bed I. Cast Unknown Carnivora Viverridae Pseudocivetta ingens Yes
OVPP-Genetta 1 74 7 - FLK North R-MAN, R-P, R-M 104 - Unknown I upper 4 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae Viverrinae Genetta No
OVPP-Genetta 2 79 7 - FLK North R-MAN, R-P, R-M 104 - Unknown I upper 4 Leakey LSB. 1965. Olduvai Gorge 1951-1961, Volume 1: Fauna and Background. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 130 - L.S.B. Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition Yes Mammalia Carnivora Feliformia Viverridae Viverrinae Genetta No