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Is It Real? How to Recognize Fossil Fabrications

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  1. Psittacosaurus Ilium

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  2. Psittacosaurus

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  3. FAKE TRILOBITE

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  4. Trilobite Crotalocephalus real?

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  5. Genuine Keichousaurus?

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  6. Real Mosasaur Jaw?

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  7. Scapula and Sternum of Pterosaur?

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  8. Dinosaur bone

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  9. New bone humerus Pterosaur?

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  10. Muschelkalk tooth

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  11. T rex Teeth?

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  12. Is this dual triobite fossil composite?

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  13. Pulled the pin on a Keichousaurus

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  14. REAL? 3 Mosasaur Roots on Matrix

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  15. Is it a real Keichousaurus?

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  16. Hybodus shark head?

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  17. Spinosaurus femur

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  18. Frankentooth or are these teeth real?

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  19. Dinosaur tooth Thailand

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

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  21. Megalodon Tooth - real?

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  22. Raptor leg bone

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