A genus of large ancillariids with white to dark orange coloured shells. Apparently restricted to the southern Tropical Northwestern Atlantic province, the North Brazil Shelf province, and the Tropical Southwestern Atlantic province of the Tropical Atlantic realm. The genus is already recognised in the Miocene of Trinidad.
The operculum completely fills the aperture and has a sub-terminal nucleus.
Fraussen & Stratmann (2013) discussed the usage of this genus-group taxon for species presently included in Babylonia Schlüter, 1838 (family Babyloniidae Kuroda, Habe & Oyama, 1971; originally introduced as a subfamily of the Buccinidae but nowadays considered to be a separate family in the superfamily Muricoidea). The extant species of Eburna were documented by Voskuil (1991).