The title explains it.
I had the same problem and I solved it as followed: I deleted all the animations from the animation component of my GameObject. I made sure the animation type was set to ‘Generic’ (in the Debug Inspector, put the Animation Type to 2). And then i just dragged and dropped my animation prefab (you can find that wherever you saved your animation) onto my GameObject. After this the dropdown-list showed my animation and I was able to do some more editing :).