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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Trilobite Crotalocephalus real?

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  2. Genuine Keichousaurus?

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  3. Real Mosasaur Jaw?

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  4. Scapula and Sternum of Pterosaur?

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  5. Dinosaur bone

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  6. New bone humerus Pterosaur?

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  7. Muschelkalk tooth

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  8. T rex Teeth?

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  9. Is this dual triobite fossil composite?

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  10. Pulled the pin on a Keichousaurus

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  11. REAL? 3 Mosasaur Roots on Matrix

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  12. Is it a real Keichousaurus?

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  13. Hybodus shark head?

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  14. Spinosaurus femur

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  15. Frankentooth or are these teeth real?

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  16. Dinosaur tooth Thailand

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  17. Is this piece of Audoliceras from Russia real or composite?

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  18. Megalodon Tooth - real?

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  19. Raptor leg bone

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  20. Real Morocco Trilobites or not?

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  21. Pterosaur? Bone From Kem Kem

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  22. hadrosaur eggs real?

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