race from David Brin
sci-fi series of novels. The Tunctyur are the patrons of the glavers
, and were themselves Uplifted
by the Buyur
Apart from this, they seem to play no important part in the Uplift saga. However, the fact that one of their client races, the glavers, ended up as sooners on the planet Jijo, former world of the Buyur, coupled with the Buyur's reputation for long-term planning and supernatural foresight, leaves the intriguing possibility that this is more than a coincidence.