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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

This forum is devoted to illuminating the pitfalls to be avoided when considering the purchase of fossils.  Please do not post links to websites, nor identify a seller in any way.  For our educational purposes, the sellers' identity is immaterial; this is all about the specimens.  Please read and follow the guidelines found in the Pinned topic below.

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  1. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  2. Mosasaur jaw

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  3. Is this genuine?

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  4. Pterosaur tooth from Solnhofen Painten?

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  5. Tyrannosaurus Rex limb bone?

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  6. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  7. Mysterious bones of Kem Kem - Morocco?

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  8. Claw

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  9. Psittacosaurus Ilium

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  10. Psittacosaurus

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  11. New Pterosaur Skull?

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  12. FAKE TRILOBITE

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  13. Trilobite Crotalocephalus real?

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  14. Genuine Meg tooth?

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  15. Genuine Keichousaurus?

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  16. Real Mosasaur Jaw?

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  17. mosasaur jaw

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  18. Scapula and Sternum of Pterosaur?

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  19. Dinosaur bone

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  20. New bone humerus Pterosaur?

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  21. Muschelkalk tooth

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  22. T rex Teeth?

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