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So were the ancient sea cucumbers: the closest thing to the facehugger of 'Alien'

The Alien or Xenomorph is a fictional parasitoid extraterrestrial biological entity that stars in the Alien film saga. In his larval phase of facehugger or abrazacaras he starred in one of the most terrifying scenes in the history of cinema. And now that we can know how ancestral sea cucumbers were, we realize that, at least in appearance, they looked a lot like each other.