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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. Genuine Meg tooth?

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  3. How important is provenance?

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  4. Phacops, is this real?

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  5. Pterosaur tooth from Solnhofen Painten?

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  6. mosasaur jaw

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  7. Mosasaur jaw

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  8. Is this genuine?

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  9. Tyrannosaurus Rex limb bone?

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  10. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  11. Mysterious bones of Kem Kem - Morocco?

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  12. Claw

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  13. Psittacosaurus Ilium

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  14. Psittacosaurus

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  15. New Pterosaur Skull?

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  16. FAKE TRILOBITE

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  17. Trilobite Crotalocephalus real?

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  18. Genuine Keichousaurus?

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  19. Real Mosasaur Jaw?

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  20. Scapula and Sternum of Pterosaur?

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  21. Dinosaur bone

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  22. New bone humerus Pterosaur?

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