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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Fossil Fakes and Their Recognition

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  2. Red Flag on Kem Kem Vertebrae

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  3. Possible Trex tooth UPDATE

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  4. Real Enchodus jaw?

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  5. Red Flag on Kem Kem Material

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  6. Science has been wrong!

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  7. Is it real fossil cone or fake?

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  8. Dinosaur egg from Ganzhou

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  9. Real fish fossil?

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  10. Juvenile Diplomystus

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  11. Keichousaurus

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  12. What about this Mosasaur tooth?

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  13. Branchiosaurus

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  14. Keichousaurus

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  15. Another keichosaur

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  16. Fish from Green River Formation

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  17. Spinosaurus?

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  18. Phacops or FAKEops

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  19. keichosaur

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  20. Therizinosaur egg

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  21. Gecko in Baltic Amber

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