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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. Tortoises Aggregate!

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  2. Keichousaurus that's real or fake?

    • 9 replies
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  3. Dinosaur eggs from Ganzhou, Jiangxi?

    • 15 replies
    • 239 views
  4. Psittachosaurus from China

    • 6 replies
    • 253 views
  5. Is this genuine?

    • 13 replies
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  6. a real dinosaur (hadrosaur) egg?

    • 9 replies
    • 316 views
  7. Shark Tooth Restoration

    • 3 replies
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  8. Buyer Beware on Dinosaur Holiday Purchases

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  9. Spinosaurus tooth

    • 35 replies
    • 730 views
  10. The Mushrooms Are Back!

    • 6 replies
    • 177 views
  11. Mastodon Tooth

    • 6 replies
    • 157 views
  12. Kem Kem claw

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  13. Dinosaur Eggs from Hezheng

    • 5 replies
    • 174 views
  14. Pregnant Keichousaurus?

    • 8 replies
    • 357 views
  15. Carnotaurus tooth

    • 8 replies
    • 333 views
  16. Oviraptor egg

    • 22 replies
    • 537 views
  17. Mammoth Tusk

    • 2 replies
    • 159 views
  18. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  19. Keichousaurus

    • 5 replies
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  20. Mosasaur jaw

    • 18 replies
    • 481 views
  21. Asialepidotus Fish Fossil

    • 11 replies
    • 214 views
  22. Callobatrachus sanyanensis Fossil

    • 3 replies
    • 145 views
  23. Bird Fossil from China

    • 4 replies
    • 242 views
  24. Is this skull an authentic fossil?

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