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:nth-last-of-type

The :nth-last-of-type() CSS pseudo-class matches 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

Examples

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 compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
:nth-last-of-type() 4 12
12
Before Edge 16, Microsoft Edge treats all unknown elements (such as custom elements) as the same element type.
3.5 9
9
Internet Explorer treats all unknown elements (such as custom elements) as the same element type.
9.5 3.2
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
:nth-last-of-type() 2 18 4 10.1 3.2 1.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/:nth-last-of-type