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AORUN

a carnivorous coelurosaurian theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of China.
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Pronunciation: AW-roon
Meaning: Ao Run (the Dragon King)
Author/s: Choiniere et al. (2013)
Synonyms: None known
First Discovery: Xinjiang, China
Chart Position: 679

Aorun zhaoi

(Zhou's Dragon King of the West)Etymology
Aorun is derived from the Mandarin Chinese "Ao Run" (The Dragon King of the West in the epic Journey to the West). The species epithet, zhaoi, honors Professor Zhao Xi-jin, who led several important vertebrate palaeontological expeditions to the Junggar Basin and introduced three of the paper's authors to the field area.
Discovery
The remains of Aorun were discovered at Wucaiwan in the Shishugou Formation, Xinjiang, People’s Republic of China, by the VPP-GWU Field Expedition in 2006.
The holotype (IVPP V15709) is a skull and partially articulated skeleton consisting of cervical (neck), dorsal (back) and caudal (tail) vertebrae, left lower arm bone and hand, a hip bone and some foot bones.
Estimations
Timeline:
Era: Mesozoic
Epoch: Middle Jurassic
Stage: Callovian
Age range: 164-161 mya
Stats:
Est. max. length: 1 meters
Est. max. hip height: ?
Est. max. weight: 2 Kg
Diet: Carnivore
References
• Jonah N. Choiniere, James M. Clark, Catherine A. Forster, Mark A. Norell, David A. Eberth, Gregory M. Erickson, Hongjun Chu & Xing Xu (2013) "A juvenile specimen of a new coelurosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the Middle–Late Jurassic Shishugou Formation of Xinjiang, People's Republic of China".
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To cite this page:
Atkinson, L. "AORUN :: from DinoChecker's dinosaur archive".
›. Web access: 30th May 2017.
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