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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 1 2 3 4 6

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  2. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  3. As you see? Any red flags?

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  4. Plesiosaur tooth Asfla Goulmima Morocco

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  5. Sauropod teeth Kem Kem Beds, Morocco

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  6. Cow shark from Morocco

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  7. Hatched egg with baby/embryonic remains?

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  8. New Discosauriscus 1 2 3

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  9. Is this Ceratarges ziregensis Viersen real?

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  10. Moroccan trilobites

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  11. What is this?

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  12. Dolphin teeth Caldera, Chile

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  13. Lepidotes Fish in Kem Kem? 1 2

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  14. Moroccan trilobite.

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  15. Yet another Mosasaur jaw

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  16. Real raptor eggs?

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  17. Fake dinosaur eggs

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  18. Megalodon real/restored or fake?

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  19. Pterosaur bone (Khouribga, Morocco)

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  20. Is this a real fish fossil?

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  21. Real Crinoid?

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