The :nth-last-of-type() CSS pseudo-class matches one or more elements of a given type, based on their position among a group of siblings, counting from the end.

/* Selects every fourth <p> element
   among any group of siblings,
   counting backwards from the last one */
p:nth-last-of-type(4n) {
  color: lime;
}

Note: This pseudo-class is essentially the same as :nth-of-type, except it counts items backwards from the end, not forwards from the beginning.

Syntax

The nth-last-of-type pseudo-class is specified with a single argument, which represents the pattern for matching elements, counting from the end.

See :nth-last-child for a more detailed explanation of its syntax.

Formal syntax

:nth-last-of-type( <nth> )

where
<nth> = <an-plus-b> | even | odd

Example

HTML

<div>
  <span>This is a span.</span>
  <span>This is another span.</span>
  <em>This is emphasized.</em>
  <span>Wow, this span gets limed!!!</span>
  <strike>This is struck through.</strike>
  <span>Here is one last span.</span>
</div>

CSS

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

Result

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support4 Yes3.599.53.2
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support2.1 ? Yes4103.2 ?

See also

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