The :nth-last-of-type CSS pseudo-class matches an element that has an+b-1 siblings with the same element name after it in the document tree, for a given positive or zero value for n, and has a parent element. See :nth-child for a more thorough description of the syntax of its argument.


element:nth-last-of-type(an + b) { style properties }

Last Type Example

The following HTML...

  <span>This span is first!</span>
  <span>This span is not. :(</span>
  <em>This one is odd. </em>
  <span>But this one is!</span>
  <strike>This is another type</strike>
  <span>Sadly, this one is not...</span>

...using this CSS...

span:nth-last-of-type(2) {
  background-color: lime;

...will result in:


Specification Status Comment
Selectors Level 4
The definition of ':nth-last-of-type' in that specification.
Working Draft No change
Selectors Level 3
The definition of ':nth-last-of-type' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 4.0 3.5 (1.9.1) 9.0 9.5 3.2
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 2.1 1.0 (1.9.1) 9.0 10.0 3.2

See also

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