Monkey toby jug version 1 produced in China by Raymond Waites of New York City, New York, circa 2000. Monkey is a common name that may refer to most mammals of the infraorder Simiiformes, also known as the simians. Traditionally, all animals in the group now known as simians are counted as monkeys except the apes, which constitutes an incomplete paraphyletic grouping. Note the apple on the ground between his front legs. The monkey's tail curls up to form the handle of the jug.