OBJECTIVE Enable to make the origin of some medicinal materials from animals-national-standard Chinese Pharmacopoeia subdivision 1 more complete, to protect and utilize the wild medicinal animal resources, and to improve the quality of traditional Chinese medicines materials materials. METHOD In accordance with author's over two decades of studies in medicinal material from animals and medicinal animals, combining with modern animal classification findings, comparing the contents of medicinal material origin from animals in Pharmacopoeia new edition. RESULT Give amendment advices on gallnut, concha arcae, zaocys dhumnade, gadfly, and so forth the fifteen kinds of medicinal material origin from animals' taxonomic status, Chinese names and their Latin scientific names. CONCLUSION The origin of accuracy of medicinal material origin from animals is critical to ensure the quality of traditional Chinese medicine. As a national-level traditional Chinese medicine code of laws, it should advance with times, actively absorb and adopt the latest achievements in scientific research. Meanwhile, modern molecular biology techniques should be used to develop the research of conventional medicinal material origin from animals in a planned and systematic manner.