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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

This forum is devoted to illuminating the pitfalls to be avoided when considering the purchase of fossils.  Please do not post links to websites, nor identify a seller in any way.  For our educational purposes, the sellers' identity is immaterial; this is all about the specimens.  Please read and follow the guidelines found in the Pinned topic below.

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  1. Fake ammonite?

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  2. Very 3d Cambropallas for real?

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  3. Carcharodontosaurus Tooth

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  4. Morocco Ammonite - real?

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  5. Dromeosaur Raptor Claw

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  6. Sarcosuchus Jaw Section.

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  7. Mosausaur and Ichthyosaur Fossils

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  8. Enhanced Heteromorphs from Drôme, France

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  9. Hadrosaur Egg

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  10. Is this a real Woolly Mammoth Tooth?

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  11. Real Trilobite?

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  12. Real Walliserops trilobite?

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  13. Fake keichousaurus hui?

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  14. Real Ammonite s from China?

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  15. Opinions on this plesiosaur tooth?

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  16. Is this egg real?

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  17. is this a fake Diplomystus dentatus ?

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  18. Is it real Megalodon tooth?

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  19. Real Trilobite?

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