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
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.


  1. ^ Teius teyou in the Reptile Database

Further readingEdit

  • Longman Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia (1988)