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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. Mosasaur jaw?

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  3. Dinosaur Material for Sale

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  4. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  5. Fossil Monster Skull ID !

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  6. Trilobite Replicas

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  7. Tyrannosaurus rex tooth

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  8. Fake Fossil Skulls

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  9. Mosasaur jaw Morocco

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  10. The Curse of the Moroccan Fossils

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  11. Buying a Sauropod Foot Claw?

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  12. Carcharodontosaurus Tooth from Morocco

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  13. Hadrosaur Egg

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  14. Is it a real Keichousaurus?

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  15. Oviraptor Egg - Is This Real

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  16. Real Scorpion fossil?

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  17. mosasaur jaw

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  18. Cliche classic is it real keich

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  19. Real Hollardops mesocristata?

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  20. It's real? I have no idea what this is!

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  21. Is this a real trilobite fossil

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