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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. Halisaurus Jaw

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  2. My "dinosaur skin" purchase in my younger days

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  3. Is my Megladon tooth real.

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  4. Is this a t-rex tooth ?

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  5. Dinosaur Egg?

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  6. Auction Spinosaurus Jaw

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  7. Beware! Fake Dino Claw

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  8. Mosasaurus Fossil Tooth Root Bone

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  9. Trilobite from Morocco

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  10. Composite Tooth?

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  11. Flea Market find- Real?

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  12. Not a T.rex hand claw

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  13. Fake Turtle Skull

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  14. Pterosaur tooth and bone Fake?

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  15. Mosasaur Jaw Fake?

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  16. Halisaurus Jaw

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  17. Turtle from china

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  18. Chihuahuan Ammonite Fossil

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  19. Fake? Dinosaur Eggs For Sale

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  20. keichousaurus

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