Python is a genus of nonvenomous pythons found in Africa, Asia and Australia. Currently, seven species are recognized. A member of this genus, P. reticulatus, is among the longest snakes known. Found in Africa in the tropics south of the Sahara, but not in southern Africa, the extreme southwestern tip, or in Madagascar. In Asia it is found from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, including the Nicobar Islands, through Myanmar, east to Indochina, southern China, Hong Kong and Hainan, as well as in the Malayan region of Indonesia and the Philippines.