The :last-of-type CSS pseudo-class represents the last element of its type among a group of sibling elements.

/* Selects any <p> that is the last element
   of its type among its siblings */
p:last-of-type {
  color: lime;
}

Note: As originally defined, the selected element had to have a parent. Beginning with Selectors Level 4, this is no longer required.

Syntax

:last-of-type

Example

Styling the last paragraph

HTML

<h2>Heading</h2>
<p>Paragraph 1</p>
<p>Paragraph 2</p>

CSS

p:last-of-type {
  color: red;
  font-style: italic;
}

Result

Nested elements

This example shows how nested elements can also be targeted. Note that the universal selector (*) is implied when no simple selector is written.

HTML

<article>
  <div>This `div` is first.</div>
  <div>This <span>nested `span` is last</span>!</div>
  <div>This <em>nested `em` is first</em>, but this <em>nested `em` is last</em>!</div>
  <b>This `b` qualifies!</b>
  <div>This is the final `div`!</div>
</article>

CSS

article :last-of-type {
  background-color: pink;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Selectors Level 4
The definition of ':last-of-type' in that specification.
Working Draft Matching elements are not required to have a parent.
Selectors Level 3
The definition of ':last-of-type' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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

See also

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