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The Campanian Manson impact structure of Iowa represents the best-preserved, large-diameter complex crater within the continental United States. The related bolide struck from the southeast at a low angle, potentially distributing ejecta downrange to the northwest across the Western Interior Cretaceous Seaway. Here, we (1) examine possible correlation of Manson impact horizons across the Cretaceous seaway to terrestrial formations of Montana, and (2) test a large hadrosaur bone bed from the Two Medicine Formation for evidence indicative of the Manson impact. The study includes geochronology; palynomorph, soot, and geochemical analyses; and physical searches for impact ejecta.

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