Azzalini’s skew-normal distribution is obtained through a conditional reduction of a multivariate normal distribution parameterized with a correlation matrix. It seems natural that when the parameterization of that multivariate normal distribution is complexified, more flexible skew-normal distributions could be obtained. In this note this specification strategy, previously explored by Azzalini [Scand. J. Stat. 33 (2006) 561–574] among many other authors, is formally analyzed through an identification analysis.
"A note on the parameterization of multivariate skewed-normal distributions." Braz. J. Probab. Stat. 27 (1) 110 - 115, February 2013. https://doi.org/10.1214/11-BJPS159