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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Mosasaur jaw

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  2. Is this genuine?

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  3. Tyrannosaurus Rex limb bone?

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  4. Mysterious bones of Kem Kem - Morocco?

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  5. Claw

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  6. Psittacosaurus Ilium

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  7. Psittacosaurus

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  8. FAKE TRILOBITE

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  9. Trilobite Crotalocephalus real?

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  10. Genuine Keichousaurus?

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  11. Real Mosasaur Jaw?

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  12. Scapula and Sternum of Pterosaur?

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  13. Dinosaur bone

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  14. New bone humerus Pterosaur?

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  15. Muschelkalk tooth

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  16. T rex Teeth?

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  17. Is this dual triobite fossil composite?

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  18. Pulled the pin on a Keichousaurus

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  19. REAL? 3 Mosasaur Roots on Matrix

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  20. Is it a real Keichousaurus?

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  21. Hybodus shark head?

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  22. Spinosaurus femur

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  23. Frankentooth or are these teeth real?

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