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- (zoology): A zoological genus of tortoises in the family Testudinidae.
- (zoology): A genus of beetles.
Named by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1763, and originally called Pyxis Nautica "Nautical compass". From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] pyxis, a "little box"
- (astronomy) A spring constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the compass of a ship. It is associated with the larger Argo Navis, although it was never offically part of that constellation.
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