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  1. I just bought this megalodon tooth online, and I was wondering if someone could help me out and see if it’s real. My main concern are these notches/dents on the sides of the tooth (close to the root). It kind of makes it seem like it’s been molded. I’m not sure if this is natural or not.
  2. Recently purchased this squid from the Tucson show. Looked a little off to me compared to the photos online but still bought it on a whim. Does it have any significant touch-ups or fakery? Thanks in advance!
  3. Hello It's my pleasure to be a member of your lovely forum I hope someone would help me to know if those shark tooth are real fossils or not, gonna buy them in Cairo, Egypt
  4. Spotted this today at an antique market. Wondering if there is any chance it is real.
  5. I found this upper canine from a Smilodon for sale online. The number of surface imperfections lead me to believe the tooth is authentic though it could be a particularly well done cast. The seller has a couple other Smilodon fossils both of which seem legitimate. However the fossil is coming from China and I hear falsified fossils are very common in China. I would greatly appreciate another opinion thanks.
  6. Came across this trilo online, and the deal seemed too good to be true. Is it a cast?
  7. I've been looking for a Andalusiana trilobite, but I know most of them are fake or heavily restored. Anyone know if this is real or not?
  8. I've been thinking of buying this Cambropallas trilo, but it seems fake to me. The price seemed a bit too low as well. Is it fake, or just a really good deal?
  9. Diplocaulus

    Unknown Trilo

    I bought this trilobite from a small rock shop many years ago, and completely forgot about it until i opened up some old boxes in my house. No idea what kind of trilo it is, or if its even real or not. Can anyone ID this little guy?
  10. I bought this trilobite not too long ago, and I'm not sure if it is real or not. It wasn't cheap, so I want to make sure I got my money's worth. Some pictures from the seller:
  11. Hi everyone looking at buying this hyphalosaurus just wanting to make sure it’s real as it looks a little off to me.
  12. So I am completely new to fossils and recently aquired a spinosaurs tooth. This was from a dealer I frequently buys rocks and minerals from but this was new items they had. Just wondering if I can confirm that it is real. It was inexpensive, and I have read they are very common now so it seemed about right. Any information is greatly appreciated.
  13. I picked up this Megalodon tooth fossil in a fossil shop in Orkney. I’ve had it for little under a year now and am only just now considering it’s authenticity. To me it seems legit, mostly due to the condition of the top and I cannot find any evident tells of casting. Anyone with more expertise able to give me an answer? See pictures attached. Thanks, John. Additional information: Price - £75 Size - 4.7” Weight - 5.4 Oz / 156g
  14. I propose to buy this specimen if it is real. The seller told me that this specimen should belong to the pliosaur based on his experience, but I had a hard time to identify whether it is an ichthyosaur tooth or a pliosaur tooth. Is it an ichthyosaur tooth or a pliosaur tooth?
  15. First up, the seller of this egg stated upfront this is a replica, so this isn't a scam warning. Here, we have an oviraptor egg that could fool even experienced collectors. It looks realistic because it's made out of real oviraptor eggshells. It's even covered with a coating of matrix. This is common practice; I've seen hadrosaur eggs are faked this way, with plaster mixed in to make the egg seem round and heavy. For reference, here's a real Oviraptor (Elongatoolithus sp.) that's been professionally prepped. Oviraptor eggs are commonly faked, so four ways t
  16. I am thinking about buying a Hadrosaur center toe fossil. Before I buy the fossil I am wondering if they are real or fake and how I can tell.
  17. Hi, I recently bought these Dino eggs.I would appreciate any opinions on these as far as being real or fake?Quality etc.Thanks
  18. Want to know if this is real and if it's real is it a Deinotherium tooth and if so is it worth getting or could I find better? The information given: - From upper Miocene age (Sarmatian) ca: 11-13 million years old Deinotherium (ancient elephant with tooth like hoe) Prodeinotherium bavaricum upper left M2 (penultimate) molar. The tooth was found near Gornji Vakuf in Bosnia. Size ca: 74 mm x 74 mm x 75 mm. Weight: 408 gram + packing. The root of the tooth was mouldered, the remained part was impregnated with glue. The part of the enamel in some places is partial.
  19. I am new and I need your oppinion about this Spinosaurus tooth:
  20. Hello I am trying to figure out if this specimen is real or if parts of it are composites. I do know that a protective coating has been put on to protect it, and that it had to be glued together once, but I am not sure if the digits on the hands are real or if the ribs are real. Thanks!
  21. Hiya bought this a couple days ago from a fossil and gem store wanted to know if it was legit
  22. I purchased this Mosasaur tooth from a local fossil and crystal shop, I assume that the tooth is real but Im nut sure if the root is real or its just set for display.
  23. Hi everyone my girlfriend bought me a tooth off the internet and my brother was playing around with it and broke it was wondering if it was real or not so I knew to repair it or not with glue can show the outside if needed to thanks in advance for anyone that can help
  24. Hello and I hope everyone is doing well, I have purchased a trilobite and a fish fossil a while back. After finding this forum, I felt like I should post what I purchased here for a peace of mind ( I'm new here ) Can someone give their opinions on whether these two are fake/real ? Thanks in advance
  25. Hi, this tooth was given to me as a gift, but I’m not sure If it’s real or not? It is 1 3/4 inches long and one inch wide.
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