Teira is a genus of lizards in the family Lacertidae. The classification within this family is unstable and Teira is sometimes treated as a subgenus of Lacerta or Podarcis. Up to three species are included in Teira but the evidence for a close relationship between them is weak. They are small to medium-sized lizards reaching up to 235 mm in length. They are native to northwest Africa, the Madeiran islands and the Selvagens.