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Range DescriptionPtilinopus chalcurus is endemic to Makatea in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, where it was found to be common in 1972 and 1986-1987 (Thibault and Guyot 1987), and may now even be increasing slightly owing to the cessation of mining activities (P. Raust in litt. 2007). The population was broadly estimated at 250-999 individuals based on density estimates for congeners in 2004. A survey in 2009 estimated the total population size at 444-2,219 individuals, based on density estimates (Albar et al. 2009, 2010).