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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Real Keichosaurus?

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  2. Mosasaur paddle bone

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  3. Fake mosasaurs?

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  4. Turtles. Real or Fake

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  5. Eurypterid

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  6. How do I spot a fake keichousaurus?

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  7. Is This Dinosaur Fossil Real?

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  8. Never seen one like this before.

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  9. hell creek tooth

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  10. Callobatrachus sanyanensis Fossil

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  11. Lis this real? Fish fossil from river area

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  12. Here's a doozy!

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  13. Red Flag on Spinosaur verts

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  14. Is this ammonite real?

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  15. Safeness of Dino Fossil Pack

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  16. Otodus tooth: glued to matrix or not?

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  17. Belemnite Madagascar?

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  18. Red flag on Mosasaur skulls

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  19. Dinosaur Claw Morocco

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  20. Calymene from Morocco

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  21. Asialepidotus Fish Fossil

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  22. Real oreodont skull?

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