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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCope's Mabuya 
SynonymEmoea frenata COPE 1862: 187
Eumeces (Mabouya) Nattereri STEINDACHNER 1870
Mabuya frenata — BOCOURT 1881
Mabuia (Emoea) frenata — BOETTGER 1885: 228
Mabuya frenata — GALLARDO 1968: 187
Mabuya frenata — CEI 1993
Mabuya frenata — GREER et al. 2000
Mabuya frenata — MAUSFELD et al. 2002
Notomabuya frenata — HEDGES & CONN 2012 
DistributionBolivia (Beni, Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija),
Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Tocantins [HR 31: 53], Goias, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Ceará, São Paulo, Maranhão), Paraguay, Argentina (Corrientes)

Type locality: Río Paraguay valley, Paraguay.  
Reproductionviviparous. 
TypesSyntype: ANSP 9395 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. The species in this genus is characterized by (1) frontoparietals, one, (2) supraciliaries, 4–6, (3) supraoculars, 4 (rarely three or five), (4) prefrontal contact, absent or rare, (5) parietal contact, present (or rarely no contact), (6) rows of nuchals, one, (7) dorsals + ventrals, 111–130, (8) total lamellae, 217–228, (9) a dark middorsal stripe, absent, (10) dark dorsolateral stripes, absent, (11) a dark lateral stripe, present, and (12) dark ventral striping, absent. The maximum SVL in this species is 91 mm (Vrcibradic & Rocha 2011) (Table 2).

The presence of one frontoparietal separates this genus from all others except Aspronema (1–2 frontoparietals), Exila, and Panopa. From Exila and Panopa, it differs by having one row of nuchals (versus 2–5 in those other genera). In lacking dark dorsolateral stripes, it is separated from Aspronema, Manciola, Orosaura, Panopa, Psychosaura, Spondylurus and Varzea (except rarely). In lacking a dark middorsal stripe, it is separated from Aspronema and Manciola. In having pale palms and soles, it differs from Capitellum, Exila, Mabuya, Maracaiba, Orosaura, and Psychosaura (dark palms and soles) [HEDGES & CONN 2012]. 
CommentSynonymy following that of CEI 1993.

Type species: Emoea frenata Cope, 1862:187 is the type species of the genus Notomabuya HEDGES & CONN 2012. 
EtymologyThe generic name (Notomabuya) is a feminine noun derived from the Greek notos (south, southern) and mabuya (a Neotropical skink), hence "Southern Neotropical Skink," in allusion to the distribution of the included species (frenata) in southern South America. 
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