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meaning: "named after the Dragon King of the West Sea"
Named By: J. N. Choiniere, J. M. Clark, C. M. Forster, M. A. Norell, D. A. Eberth, G. M. Erickson, H. Chu & X. Xu in 2013
Time Period: Late Jurassic 161.5 Ma
Location: China, Xinjiang - Shishugou Formation, Wucaiwan Member
Size: About 1 meter long for the holotype specimen, but this is of a juvenile, adults would have been larger
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Holotype ( IVPP V15709) represented by a skull, mandibles (lower jaws) and partial post cranial remains including vertebrae, hind legs and partial left fore limb. Holotype specimen is that of a juvenile
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Coelurosauria |

Aorun (pron.:"AW-roon") is an extinct genus of carnivorous theropod dinosaur first discovered in 2006, and a scientific description was published in 2013. It is one of the oldest known coelurosaurian dinosaurs and is estimated to have lived ~161.5 million years ago during the Late Jurassic Period. It is the fifth theropod discovered from Wucaiwan.

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