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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. Fish fossils from the Green River Formation

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  3. Funny Fake

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  4. Is my Keichousaurus real?

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  5. Patho shark tooth ID?

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  6. Keichousaurus

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  7. Redlichia trilobite?

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  8. 6.12" meg tooth. Is this restored?

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  9. Dinosaur egg? concretion?

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  10. Misleading mioplosus????

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  11. Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth identification

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  12. Real or composite globidens tooth with root?

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  13. Hypselosaurus Egg?

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  14. Crazy fish skull real?

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  15. Petrified Wood - Is it real?

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  16. Identifying Counterfeit Fossils

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  17. Is real? Rib or a Skull Fragment of Kem Kem?

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  18. Dinosaur Egg

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