|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|
|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.