Study sheds light on mysterious eel-like creatures that lived before dinosaurs

Daily News & Anaylsis - “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.

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.

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“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.

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