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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Is this fossil real?

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  2. Fossil trilobite from morocco

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  3. Sarcosuchus Imperator tooth real ?

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  4. Real Triceratops or other?

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  5. Composite?

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  6. Fake mosasaur and trilobite?

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  7. Fake trilobite?

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  8. Red Flag on Stegosaurus Plates

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  9. Megalodon Tooth ?

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  10. Fossilized "Octupus"

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  11. Real or fake Spinosaurus Tooth?

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  12. Is this meg tooth repaired?

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  13. Underlying color of chipped fossil

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  14. Is this starfish real?

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  15. Another Questionable Moroccan Trilobite

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  16. 6 1/2 " Spinosaurus Tooth Red Flag

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  17. Sarco tooth

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  18. Two teeth stuck together?

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  19. Carch Tooth

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