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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Real trilobite?

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  2. Dicranurus real?

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  3. Psittacosaurus Leg

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  4. Real Ampyx trilobite?

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  5. Dinosaur eggs from Jiangxi

    • 18 replies
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  6. Ordovician Trilobite

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  7. Have these mosasaur teeth been added?

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  8. Spino vertebra

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  9. Real Mosasaur jaw?

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  10. Is this trilobite real?

    • 14 replies
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  11. Spinosaurus Caudal vertebra

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  12. Dinosaur eggs from Hunan

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  13. Crystallized dinosaur eggs?

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  14. Eggs?

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  15. Pipefish

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  16. Keichousaurus

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  17. What on earth?

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  18. Mysterious Mammal Fossil

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  19. Another Fake Jaw from Morocco

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  20. Real Grallator footprint?

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  21. Carcharodontosaurus Tooth from Morocco

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  22. Cave Bear Toe Bone???

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  23. Real Skull Fossil?

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