New dinosaurs include basal averostran Tachiraptor admirabilis, coelophysoid Panguraptor lufengensis, birds Eopengornis martini, Jeholornis curvipes, and Iteravis huchzermeyeri, and ankylosaur Zaraapelta nomadis. "Minotaurasaurus" is sunk into Tarchia kielanae.
Palaeotis weigelti is redescribed. Diversification of crown-rallids is found to have happened in the Eocene. New studies came out on the biomechanics of sauropod skulls and the forelimbs of Unaysaurus tolentinoi, the rarity of sauropod gastroliths, nasal airflow in pachycephalosaurs, the phylogeny of cotingids, the postcranial skeleton of Vagaceratops irvinensis, the aerodynamics of Microraptor, nanomechanical properties of feather rachises, cranial osteology of Haplocheirus sollers, ontogenetic scaling of hindlimb muscles in Rhea americana, and the evolution of paravian stability during aerial maneuvering. Cranial ontogenetic variation in Mapusaurus roseae is described. Extreme nomadism is reported in Cladorhynchus leucocephalus. Male Otis tarda are found to consume poisonous foods to increase mating success. Running avians are discovered to uniformly prioritize leg safety on uneven terrain. New specimens of the long-enigmatic Deinocheirus mirificus are published, showing it to have been bizarre beyond our reasonable expectations!