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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. 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. Is this genuine?

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  7. Tyrannosaurus Rex limb bone?

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  8. Claw

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  9. Psittacosaurus Ilium

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  10. Mysterious bones of Kem Kem - Morocco?

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  11. Psittacosaurus

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  12. FAKE TRILOBITE

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  13. New Pterosaur Skull?

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  14. Genuine Meg tooth?

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  15. Trilobite Crotalocephalus real?

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  16. Scapula and Sternum of Pterosaur?

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  17. Dinosaur bone

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  18. T rex Teeth?

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  19. Muschelkalk tooth

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  20. Is this dual triobite fossil composite?

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  21. Mosasaur jaw

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  22. REAL? 3 Mosasaur Roots on Matrix

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