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meaning: "Sea bear"
Named By: Mitchell & Thedford in 1973
Time Period: Late Oligocene - Early Miocene, 24-22 Ma
Location: USA, California and Oregon
Size: Around 1.5 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Many specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Carnivora | Pinnipeda | Enaliarctidae |

Enaliarctos is an extinct genus of pinniped. Prior to the discovery of Puijila, the five species in the genus Enaliarctos represented the oldest known pinniped fossils, having been recovered from late Oligocene and early Miocene (ca. 24-22 million years ago) strata of California and Oregon.

Read more about Enaliarctos at Wikipedia
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