Teiú is a lizard genus which belongs to the family Teiidae, and contains seven described species. These large lizards are commonly found in South America, Teiúss are large reptiles, with some species reaching a total length of around five feet, and a weight of approximately fifteen pounds. They are omnivorous, foraging for a wide range of foods using their forked tongues, including fruit, seeds, various arthropods, small vertebrates and eggs.