Teius teyou

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Four-toed tegu
Teius teyu - Macho y hembra.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Teiidae
Genus: Teius
Species: T. teyou
Binomial name
Teius teyou
(Daudin, 1802)

Teius teyou, the four-toed tegu[1] or teyu,[citation needed] is one of the most common South American teiid lizards. It is found from southern Brazil to Argentina. It lives in open land, and often takes cover in rocky areas. It will make a tunnel for itself under dirt and rocks to hide from enemies. It feeds on insects and spiders.


  1. ^ Teius teyou, The Reptile Database
  • Longmann's animal encyclopedia