The Charcot Plate was a fragment of the Phoenix Plate.[1] The subduction of the Charcot Plate, beneath West Antarctica, stopped before 83 Ma, and became fused onto the Antarctic Peninsula.[2] Researchers have suggested that there are remnants of the western part of the Charcot Plate in the Bellingshausen Sea.[2]


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