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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Misleading mioplosus????

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  2. 6.12" meg tooth. Is this restored?

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  3. Is my Keichousaurus real?

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  4. Our Favourite...Keichosaur!

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  5. Keichousaurus

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  6. Patho shark tooth ID?

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  7. Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth identification

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  8. Examples of Commonly Faked Dino Eggs

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  9. Real or composite globidens tooth with root?

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  10. Crazy fish skull real?

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  11. Hypselosaurus Egg?

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  12. Identifying Counterfeit Fossils

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  13. Petrified Wood - Is it real?

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  14. Is real? Rib or a Skull Fragment of Kem Kem?

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  15. Mosasaur tooth with root- what do you think?

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  16. Real Hollardops mesocristata?

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  17. Need some help with keichousaurus shenanigans

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  18. Real Knightia?

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  19. Real Morocco Mosasaur teeth?

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  20. Spinosaurus tooth real root?

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