Teius teyou

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.

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

It is found from southern Brazil to Argentina. It lives on open land and often takes cover in rocky areas. It makes a tunnel for itself under soil and rocks to hide from enemies. It feeds on insects and spiders.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Teius teyou in the Reptile Database

Further readingEdit

  • Longman Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia (1988)