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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Buying A Spinosaurus Claw

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  2. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs 1 2 3 4 6

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  3. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  4. Dyrosaurous?

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  5. How composite is this composite mosasaurus skull?

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  6. A fake fossil fish 1 2

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  7. Is there anything odd about this Saurichthys?

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  8. Is it a T-rex tooth?

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  9. Grallator footprint

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  10. Real spinosaurus tooth

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  11. Keichousaurus Fossil, is it real? Restorations?

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  12. How’s the quality of he Spinosaurus teeth

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  13. A well prepped keich? Must be fake.

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  14. Megalodon Tooth 100% Natural or Not?

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  15. Is it suchomimus teeth?

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  16. Real Mosasaurus jaw

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  17. Never seen something like this "Trilobite" (?)

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