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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. Phacops, is this real?

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  3. mosasaur jaw

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  4. Mosasaur jaw

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  5. Is this genuine?

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  6. Pterosaur tooth from Solnhofen Painten?

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  7. Tyrannosaurus Rex limb bone?

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  8. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  9. Mysterious bones of Kem Kem - Morocco?

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  10. Claw

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  11. Psittacosaurus Ilium

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  12. Psittacosaurus

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  13. New Pterosaur Skull?

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  14. FAKE TRILOBITE

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  15. Trilobite Crotalocephalus real?

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  16. Genuine Meg tooth?

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  17. Genuine Keichousaurus?

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  18. Real Mosasaur Jaw?

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  19. Scapula and Sternum of Pterosaur?

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  20. Dinosaur bone

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  21. New bone humerus Pterosaur?

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  22. Muschelkalk tooth

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