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Range DescriptionGeothlypis flavovelata is resident in central Tamaulipas, extreme east San Luis PotosÃ and north Veracruz, north-east Mexico (J. Clinton-Eitniear in litt. 2000). It is fairly common to common but is now somewhat localised (Howell and Webb 1995a, S. N. G. Howell in litt. 1998). The total population is presumed to be small owing to the patchy distribution and limited extent of its preferred freshwater marsh habitat. The largest known populations are at Presa Vicente Guerrero/Laguna ChampayÃ¡n in Tamaulipas, north-east of El Naranjo in San Luis PotosÃ, inland from Tecolutla in Veracruz and it has been recently found near Aldama in Tamaulipas (Curson et al. 1994, S. N. G. Howell in litt. 1998, Howell 1999, J. Clinton-Eitniear in litt. 2000). It formerly occurred in the Laguna de Tamiahua area and in the vicinity of TamuÃn and Ebano, San Luis PotosÃ, but has not been recorded from these localities recently (Curson et al. 1994).