Teso & Pastorino (2011: 28) stated: "Oliva cauta Marrat, 1871 with type locality of West Africa, was cited by Webb (1986) as “Olivancillaria cauta” without locality. As far as we can see from Marrat´s illustration (1871: pl. 20, figs. 327–329) this species does not belong in Olivancillaria because the channeled suture is completely uncovered and the basal fold is less marked.". However, the specimen described and illustrated by Webb (1986: 105, Pl. 48 fig. 21) does not bear the slightest resemblence to the taxon as illustrated by Marrat.