November 1, 2010
A new study has shed light on conodonts, a species of eel-like creatures that lived even before dinosaurs, and according to scientists, ate like the creature did in the movie Alien.
“They’re kind of like eels or hagfish or lampreys, but different. They may be close in shape and lifestyle, but it’s not a perfect comparison. That’s like comparing a modern mammal to a dinosaur,” Discovery News quoted Nicole Peavey, a Texas Tech University researcher, as saying.