In most of tablature notation for fretted instruments, each line represents a string and the numerals, representing the frets where to stop the string, are printed on the respective lines.

However, for 4-stringed instruments there exists literature [1, see picture] with the tablature consisting of five lines and the numerals printed in between those lines. In this case a string is represented by a gap between two lines.

Is there nomenclature distinguishing between those two types of tablature?

Tablature with numerals between lines. From Mel Bay's Complete Jethro Burns Mandolin Book.

1 Jehtro Burns and Ken Edison, Mel Bay's Complete Jethro Burns Mandolin Book, Mel Bay Publications, Inc., ISBN 1-56222-663-0 (1993)

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    It's still tab. Not sure there is a different name. I have seen this for guitar as well. – ggcg Dec 16 '18 at 18:58
  • I'm not able to answer definitively, but I would just refer to it as Tab for mandolin as opposed to Tab for guitar. – skinny peacock Dec 18 '18 at 1:41

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