Stratigraphic range: Late Carboniferous-Permian
Pictou Group sandstone exposed in Prince Edward Island National Park
|Sub-units||Balfron Formation, Tatamagouche Formation, Cape John Formation|
|Overlies||Cumberland Group, Windsor Group|
|Thickness||up to 3,000 metres (9,840 ft)|
|Named for||Pictou County, Nova Scotia|
|Named by||Bell, W.A., 1926|
The Pictou Group is composed of red beds sandstone, mostly subarkose and sublitharenite. Siltstone is also present, also rarely conglomerate and coal. Fossil remains include bivalves, ostracods, fish, amphibians and reptiles fragments, as well as rare plant fragments. 
Relationship to other unitsEdit
Th Pictou Group contains the Balfron, the Tatamagouche, and the Cape John Formations.
It is equivalent to the Morien Group of Cape Breton and Stellarton Group on central Nova Scotia. The Pictou Group is also synonym to the Prince Edward Island Group (include the Miminegash, Egmont Bay, Kildare Capes, Hillsborough River and Orby Head formations.
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