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

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Basic supportChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support 9.5Safari Full support 3.2WebView Android Full support 2Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 10Safari iOS Full support 3.2Samsung Internet Android ?

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