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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. 

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  1. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  2. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  3. Small dinosaur egg?

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  4. Keichousaurus - Real? Fake?

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  5. Tyrannosaurus Toe Bone?

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  6. Nanotyrannus teeth is real?

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  7. Spinosaurus tooth: real or fake?

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  8. Keichousaurus

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  9. Keichousaurus hui

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  10. Caudipteryx from Liaoning, China

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  11. Small spinosaur claw

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  12. crab with red flags?

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  13. Thinking of buying a trilobite wanting help to know if it’s real

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  14. Hadrosaurus egg

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  15. Ichthyosaur tail

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  16. Sabertooth cat

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  17. 3 teeth

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