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Bonehead Jed
Bonehead Jed 1 DKCR
Bonehead Jed with its long spine down, as seen in the game Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii.
Homeland Donkey Kong Island
Residence(s) Cliff world levels,
Cloud level Tar Ball Fall (only in DKCR 3D)
Origin of Species Dinosaur
Family Skellirex,
Firehead Ned
Powers/Abilities Being resurrected from the dead,
Moving around on a wooden cart full of tar,
Patrolling back and forward over a single platform,
Rising its long spine as soon as the enemies jump,
Biting enemies upon contact,
High resistance against damage,
Imunity against ground-pounding and peanuts shot by Diddy Kong's Peanut Popguns

Enemies Kong Family,
Donkey Kong,
Diddy Kong
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country Returns,
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
First Game Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)

Latest Game Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)

Bonehead Jeds (ホネザウルスカート, Honezaurusu Kāto in Japan) are skeletons of dinosaurs riding around in a cart of tar, appearing in the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They are enemies capable of rising their long spines as soon as the Kongs jump in order to stop their progress.


Bonehead Jeds are mostly found in the Cliff world of the Donkey Kong Island, and later in the Cloud level Tar Ball Fall. They extend their spines and use the arms to move their carts around. Bonehead Jeds will constantly move back and forward between platform edges. If the primates jump nearby to a Bonehead Jed, it will extend its spines to try block the heroes' path. After receiving a jump attack, Bonehead Jeds will just get stunned for a few seconds, requiring a second attack to be defeated for good. If the player takes too long for attacking again, the enemy will just resume its patrol, restoring its full health. Bonehead Jeds can be defeated once by the Kongs throwing barrels at them. Bonehead Jeds cannot be stunned by the ground-pound move or Diddy Kong using his Peanut Popguns to shoot peanuts at them. And they are imune against roll attacks, except when they stunned.

Bonehead Jeds possess more dangerous variants, called Firehead Neds, which also extend their spines and shoot fireballs.

Physical Appearance[]

The appearance of this foe is that it has a cart full of tar. The cart has old, damaged wooden wheels which it uses to go around. It appears to have screws in the middle, making it a wheel. The cart's body appears to be half of a barrel, full of tar, which is seen all over the Cliff world. The dinosaur itself has ten rows of teeth on both its upper and lower jaw. It has eyes that are partially blocked off by the bone connecting to its mouth. It has many spine layers, and when fully extended, can reach up around three times taller than Donkey Kong.



  • Unlike their conceptual artwork from the games Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (see Gallery section above), Bonehead Jeds do not shoot tar. They only extend their spines.
  • Bonehead Jeds, Firehead Neds, Skellirexes and Skullyrexes bare some resemblance to Dry Bones, skeleton enemies from the Super Mario Bros. game series.