(a) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
(b) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
(c) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
(d) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
208. Commensalism is any relationship between two living things in which one benefits and the other is neither helped nor harmed. Oxpecker birds are commensal species that flock with the large mammals of the African Savannah. They feed on ticks, fleas, and flies that are attracted to the mammals' fur.
Which of the following, if true, can most reasonably be inferred from the statements above?
(a) Oxpecker birds are neither helped nor harmed by the large mammals of the African Savannah.
(b) Ticks, fleas, and flies are commensal species in their relationship with both oxpecker birds and the large mammals of the African Savannah.
(c) No species exist in a commensal relationship with oxpecker birds except for large mammals of the African Savannah.
(d) Preying on small creatures drawn to the fur of the large mammals of the African Savannah does not significantly affect those mammals.
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