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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. What do YOU think?

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  3. Elrathria kingii-fake?

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  4. Real tooth?

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  5. Mosasaur Jaw Fossil?

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  6. Coelurus tooth?

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  7. Is this authentic? Ammolite Korite

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  8. jade ammonite

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  9. What do you think about this Keichousaurus?

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  10. Nothosaurus partial skeleton ?

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  11. Legit keichousaurus fossil?

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  12. is this a real Claudiosaurus

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  13. Nervous auction Fish Fossil Asialepidotus

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  14. Real or is a Frankentooth?

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  15. big Lot with Moroccan fossils

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  16. Large Spinosaur tooth

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  17. Real mosasaur jaw from Morocco?

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  18. Lot with Psittacosaurus fossils. Everything Real?

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  19. Hyphalosaurus Fossil?

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  20. Raptor Tooth?

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