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  1. Hi there, I am hoping some experts could help me determine if this tooth is real or not. I did some research and it appears to be a megalodon tooth (possible fake?) from the Pungo River Formation. I found it at a thrift shop and my Fiance was pretty annoyed I would spend so much on a fake tooth. It is odd to find at a thrift shop/red cross so that is why i am asking as well... Curious what you guys think this could be worth if you in fact think it is real.. i measure the longest point from the tip to the root edge at just over 5.5" (its difficult to show this in a picture).
  2. Came across this supposedly original carcharodontosaur tooth. Claims it is original and I really have my doubts. Only have one picture though. This is not a tooth I bought or anything. Just came across, nothing more
  3. Dear dinosaur egg collectors, after buying my first spinosaurus tooth some weeks ago, I decided to look for a oviraptor egg. First I started reading threads in TFF where experts give hints to detect fake eggs (thanks for sharing your knowledge). Then I have read several threads where people ask if the eggs are real and I think I can detect most of the fake eggs now. But in this particular case I'm not sure if the egg below is real or fake? The egg shape is pretty wide from one angle. The shell is very complete and from my point of view the texture and pores continue aft
  4. I found this trilobite for sale and wanted some opinions regarding the authenticity. It looks suspicious to me but I am fairly new and need some help. If it is real what spices is it?
  5. I was browsing for some trilobites and came across this way expensive one that of course I can't afford in my craziest dreams right now. I was wondering though what is this brown part around the trilobite? It is not the same color as the rock, neither as the trilobite's exoskeleton. Could it be soft parts of the trilobite fossilized and preserved? Or something completely different?
  6. Hi, i found this little big guy in an old fossil box. This one looked a bit weird for my taste, but I'm not an expert. Maybe one of you guys can help me out. Sorry for photobombing and thanks for your help!
  7. Hello! I received my first megalodon tooth today and I just wanted to make sure it looks like it’s a real one. The enamel just seems so smooth and shiny, like it was coated with something. Is that just the way these teeth look? Or is it normal for them to be prepared with a coating? Again, I’m totally new to shark teeth and any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  8. Hello all, I'm interested in these keichousaurus brothers. The seller has reserved the matrix for me, and I would love to understand some things before I buy. Better first ask to avoid bad surprises later ;-) Hope some of the experts here can support me. My questions are Is it an original/authentic fossil and not a replica? Guess it is original ;-) The quality of preparation seems to be below average? What is this untypical light-grey cloud around the right brother? Cheap prep? It looks a bit flat to me, not really 3d-look bones, is this from erosion?
  9. Hi. I recently went to a fossil show. I didn't saw anything i really liked but my wife saw these trilobites and wanted them. So i got them as a gift for her. Normally she's not in to fossils. So i wanted to know how much of these are real or repaired. If u need more pics i can take some but we dont have good daylight but i will try Thanks
  10. Hi everyone! I was recently gifted this trilobite fossil, but after taking a look at it, it seems as though it may not be authentic. Although I don’t see obvious evidence of resin casting, i.e. air bubbles, the specimen does lack lots of clear detail in the head and in the eyes. I’m hoping it’s just a bad prep job, but realistically I’m leaning towards it being a fake as I’ve seen many Moroccan fabrications similar to this one. Any input would be greatly appreciated and thank you all so much for your help!
  11. Hello, my name is Max and I will begin collecting fossils. My passion for fossils and especially dinosaurs started when I was a child. I had lots of dinosaur toys, watched a lot of movies and documentations, studied facts about them and felt like a paleontologist with my excavation kits. My fascination for this prehistoric world has never been estinguished. That's why I decided to buy a tooth of a spinosaurus, which is one of my favorites. Before buying I have read some "real or fake"-topics here in the forum but I am still not sure if the tooth I'd like to buy is real,
  12. Do you guys think this is real or fake. I'm assuming fake, but thought I would post to see if you would be willing to give any insight. Apparently it was found in the Kem Kem Basin, Morocco, Africa.
  13. Hello, I was about to purchase this Struthiomimus specimen for my mother but I happened to come across this forum so I decided to make an account and post to see if you guys would be willing to offer any insight about the authenticity of these Struthiomimus claw & toe bones. The seller said he got the parts for this specimen from his friend that he has collected with before. He has plenty of testimonies going years back. Apparently the parts were all found within 10 miles of each other in Wilbaux County, Montana.
  14. I have recently found this forum and have been going through various posts. All very interesting but now has me questioning everything I own. I have been able to identify everything as real or fake except the dreaded Spinosaurus claw. It is something I have gotten years ago and I keep going back and forth on it so I need you expert opinions on it. It weights about 77 grams if that helps.
  15. A supposed fossil seen on a website, based on my research its probably based off of or is a specimen of the genus Platycephalichthys Thoughts on if its a replica or real?
  16. I could have this very nice looking Trilobite ID "ogyginus corndensis (murchison 1839) from gilwern hill, powys, wales. lower llanvirn, darwilian, ordovician"but i have a doubt,the sample seems for me too perfect to be real,the matrix is very light brown,could it be a fake?I only have this picture ,an Opinion? The prodactylioceras davoie Ammonite lower Pliensbachien carixien Cote d'Or - France on the side looks good for me but the trilobite is too perfect to be real,isn't it?Museum shop trilo resine cast?
  17. Hi, I am not an expert, so I decided to ask for help in this forum. My Dream is to buy real fossils so I found a website with some interesting fossils, a keichosaurus and three Megalodon teeth. Can you help me to recognise if they are real fossils or not? thank you very much!
  18. Hi, I would like to buy this fossil, but I don’t know if it is a real fossil because I am not expert, it is a spinosaurus claw. can you please help me ? thank you very much
  19. Hi, I would like to buy this skull of mosasaurus, but I am not sure that it is a real fossil… could you help me please? thank you very much
  20. Hi, I found this fossil sold online, what are your opinions about it? In general, are auction sites good websites to buy fossils or have you a website to suggest where I can buy fossils original? Thank you for your help!!
  21. Hi all, I picked up a Lot of 15 fossils and one very large whale vertebrae at an auction recently. Sadly it had all been treated as junk and several fossilised teeth had been broken, one tip lost, no identification or history attributed to the items. I find it quite sad when a fossil survives for 100+ million years in nature then gets wrecked immediately in someone’s care because it doesn’t make as much money as a pair of earrings . Anyway, going off topic... so I have this group of unloved fossils - teeth, vertebrae, bone - which I will probably never be able to fully identify. Amongst th
  22. Prognathodon178


    A while ago I purchased this hadrosaur tooth under the label "Parasaurolophus". The dealer said the tooth came from the Judith River Formation and appears to have the rippled side found in other pictures labeled as Parasaurolophus. My other hadrosaur teeth appear to be indeterminate, but this one seems unique, albeit in rough shape though. Can anyone verify that this is in fact Parasaurolophus? Thanks!
  23. Hi everyone, I saw another fossil online. But I’m not sure which part of it. Would you help me to identify it, please? Thank you very much
  24. JoseM

    Fern ?

    Hello I just wanted to know if this is a real fern or plant fossil . It is from Bolivia .
  25. Hello everyone ! this vertebra labeled as Mosasaur tail vertebra section from Phosphate bed of Morocco , seller Claimed that it has no repair or restored Do you see any repair or restoration or any red flag sign of this piece ? Best regards Guns
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