Pythons occur in sub-Saharan Africa, southern Asia, Southeast Asia, southeastern China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. There are no pythons in the Western Hemisphere. The genus Python is the most widespread, occurring in Africa, Asia, Philippines, and western Indonesia in the Greater Sundas, Lesser Sundas, and Sulawesi. The genus Morelia is distributed extensively throughout Australia, New Guinea, and the Indonesian province of Maluku. Liasis occurs in northern Australia, central-southern

New Guinea, and islands in the Indonesia province of Nusa Tenggara. Aspidites is endemic to Australia. Antaresia, long considered to be endemic to Australia, was discovered in 2001 to occur in south-central New Guinea. Apodora and Leiopy-thon occur through the lower elevations of New Guinea and nearby islands. Bothrochilus is restricted to islands in the Bismarck Archipelago of Papua New Guinea.

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