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Saturated-Sam

I am looking into buying the fossil shown below and I was wondering if any one can tell if it’s real or fake. I am leaning more towards real, but I would enjoy some second opinions. 

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Kane

Why is there a row of teeth at the top on the other side? Looks like a carving to me. :headscratch:

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Saturated-Sam

I though about that, however you can see the upper jaw is already displaced which can be see in the front picture of the fossil and I believe that is why the teeth of the upper jaw lay unorthodoxly on the back of the fossil. 

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Scylla

Real teeth in a fake skull

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connorp

Is that supposed to be a mosasaur ... ?

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gigantoraptor

Real Mosasaur teeth from the phosphate mines around Khouribga in a skull where nothing is real.

Compared to a (mostly) original mosasaur skull (picture found online). 

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Brett Breakin' Rocks

Definitely real teeth in a fake/fabricated skull ... a badly fabricated skull.  Whooo wee ... that's a stinker, the type of amateur art project that we see quite often on the forum unfortunately.

 

Cheers,

Brett

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Ludwigia

Very badly carved fake with glued in teeth from different individuals. No bone. Just stone.

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ReptileTooth

It's a fake crocodile skull with real mosasaur teeth. They often  make such composite fossils in Morocco.

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Bobby Rico

@Saturated-Sam you did the best thing posting here first. I agree with the others and I think the market and the fossil shows are full of fabricated stone crocodiles  skulls with real mosasaur teeth. My advice is keep looking and post here. If you look at some museum examples in detail online, you will start to see bone structure and textures where tendons have been attached and so on . All theses features are not present as this sand stone carved skull.  Good luck at the show . Bobby 

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Pemphix

As already said: FAKE (except the teeth..)!

And a very bad one, too...:sick:

I would stay away !

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JohnBrian

That seller has five of them up for auction along with some other fake items! WOW!

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steelhead9

Just....wow!

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Kane

Well, at least the stand and the tape measure are real. :P 

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FossilsAnonymous
1 minute ago, Kane said:

Well, at least the stand and the tape measure are real. :P 

Sometimes you have to look for the best, right?

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LordTrilobite

Typical example of a very fake sculpture that is modeled on a crocodile skull but these are often sold as Mosasaur skulls. The teeth are real as the others have said and are all likely mosasaur teeth.

 

So yeah, stay away from this monstrosity.

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jpc
7 hours ago, steelhead9 said:

Just....wow!

Everyone else already answered the question quite well, so I will simply agree with steelhead9.... Just... Wow!  

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Pemphix
21 hours ago, Kane said:

Well, at least the stand and the tape measure are real. :P 

:default_rofl::SlapHands::thumbsu:

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Mark Kmiecik
On 4/25/2019 at 6:25 AM, Kane said:

Well, at least the stand and the tape measure are real. :P 

You forgot the table and the wall.

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MarielleK
On 4/23/2019 at 4:32 AM, Abstraktum said:

Real teeth glued to a carved bone or rock. What is this even supposed to be? A Mosasaur? A croc?

Well, I had to make this meme :ninja:

 

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I laughed way too hard at this!

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