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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. Please help me with this Keichou

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  2. I need help to tell if it is real or not

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  3. Fossil nothosaurus

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  4. Keichousaurus

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  5. A Real Keichousaurus

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  6. Fossil lot

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  7. Mammoth Hair?

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  8. Is this dinosaur egg real or a composite?

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  9. Real?

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  10. Is this a real Dyrosaurus fossil?

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  11. Mosasaur - composite or original?

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  12. Vertebra of Pteranodon?

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  13. Fossil frog Is it real

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  14. Is this real?

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  15. ICHTHYOSAUR Bones

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  16. Fossil psittacosaurus real or fake

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  17. Stylemys auction nervousness

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  18. Claw Pterosaur

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  19. Help with Knightia fossil.

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