|Born||24 July 1852|
Turin, Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia
|Died||27 April 1903 (aged 49)|
Turin, Kingdom of Italy
Fea was born in Turin, a son of Paul (Paolo) Fea, who was professor of painting at Accademia Albertina, and Anna Roda. He became an assistant at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova the Museum of Natural History in Genoa. He made several foreign trips to collect specimens, including visits to Burma (1885) and the Cape Verde Islands (1898), islands in the Gulf of Guinea (1899/1900) and Angola in what was Portuguese West Africa (1901). He spent four years in Burma, accumulating large collections of insects and birds. He then planned an expedition to Malaysia, but his poor health made it necessary to choose somewhere with a drier climate, hence his visit to the Cape Verdes. He was disappointed by the amount of wildlife he found there, but was still able to collect forty-seven species of birds, eleven of which were new for the islands. His collections are in the Genoa museum.
- Fea's short-legged toad, Brachytarsophrys feae (Boulenger, 1887)
- Fea’s viper, Azemiops feae Boulenger, 1888
- Fea’s muntjac, Muntiacus feae (Thomas & Doria, 1889)
- Fea's tree rat, Chiromyscus chiropus (Thomas, 1891)
- Fea's bow-fingered gecko, Cyrtodactylus feae (Boulenger, 1893)
- Fea's petrel, Pterodroma feae (Salvadori, 1899)
- Ugly worm lizard, Cynisca feae (Boulenger, 1906)
- St. Thomas beaked snake, Letheobia feae (Boulenger, 1906)
- Fea's chameleon, Trioceros feae (Boulenger, 1906)
- Conyza feae (Bég.) Wild, 1969, a species of horseweed or butterweed founded in Cape Verde
- The woodlice species Feadillo Schmalfuss & Ferrara, 1983
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