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, also called the four-toed tegu,[1] is one of the most common South American lizards. It belongs to the genus Teius and the family Teiidae.

It is found from southern Brazil to Argentina.

It lives on 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 in The Reptile Database


  • Longman Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia (1988)